* REMEMBER *
When talking with your children and teens about important topics, it’s essential to remember that it isn’t just one 60-minute conversation. It’s 60 one-minute conversations, sharing your family values and teaching these lifelong lessons, that make the difference.
To support mental wellness, create a safe, positive home environment and teach your children the role that sleep, exercise, nutrition, play, mindfulness, and connection with others plays in their mental health. Help them to identify their Dream Team – the trusted people in their lives they can turn to for support – and make sure that they know that it shows strength to ask for help when they are struggling. Teach them that asking “ARE YOU OKAY?” can save a life.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN CRISIS:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org
Text “HELLO” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or chat at crisistextline.org or through What’s App
Text SAFE2 at 72332, call 844-4-SAFEIL or download the Safe2HelpIL app
For local resources, visit www.healthybarrington.org.
Click on the following links for helpful talking tips and information in support of emotional and mental wellness: