FYI for the adults……It is never too late for children to get involved in their own mental health care. You would be surprised at how much they can and will learn if you figure out the way to teach them! Taking care of yourself mentally really builds a great sense of self confidence and achievement for kids of all ages. They learn to see themselves in a different way, in turn seeing the world in a better way. The results of their personal best gives them a sense of pride and that pride makes them want to learn more and share all that they have learned. This gives children the desire to help others achieve what they have achieved. It makes them feel good about themselves, they feel loved and safe knowing that the adults in their lives take care of themselves. When they believe that they have made a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, they can’t help but want to keep on going for that same feeling.
We can give children the information, the tools, the support, and the role modeling they need and they will take it from there. They tend to do as we do, not as we say, for the most part! That’s what sticks!
Xiomara A. Sosa
Clinical Depression (Major Depressive Disorder & Dysthymic Disorder)
Sexual Minority (LGBTQQI) Health