By Amy Packham
An increasing number of children are suffering from mental health problems, but how much do kids really know about these issues?
Four children, aged between nine and 11, were asked what they thought a mental illness was and sadly, not all of them knew what it meant.
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Most parents would agree that the health of their child is of utmost importance. We are regularly surrounded with resources and support on children’s health, whether it be online, or at the pediatrician’s office. But I’m curious, when you read that first sentence and envisioned children’s ‘health’, did mental health enter into the equation?
Yeah, that’s what I thought.
That is exactly why I was completely shocked and overjoyed when I looked at my computer screen last week and saw this article.
Were my (super insightful) therapist eyes deceiving me, or was it really possible that a piece spotlighting children’s mental health was on the front page of one of the world’s most popular online news publications? Continue reading