With Children’s Mental Health week upon us from May 1 to 7, I wanted to dedicate this week’s blog article to some ways parents can support their child’s mental health and wellbeing. Of course, it takes a community to raise a child, however the pandemic left many parents to do it alone with shutdowns, social distancing, homeschooling, and no afterschool programs. Even though we are in the post pandemic time, the impacts are very visible including for children. Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s article spoke to mid-pandemic hospital data showing the top 10 reasons children and youth ages five to 17 were hospitalized was due to mental health issues which took the number one, two, four and 10 spots. This article is intended to provide a few suggestions to consider to support mental health and wellbeing, if your child is experiencing mental health challenges please reach out to your doctor or a mental health professional. Please find below 3 considerations for parents to do to support their child’s wellbeing:
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I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.