But what if your child's first five years are challenged by environmental, social, economic, developmental, or other factors?
What if your child's first five years include trauma, abuse, disruptions, changes in care givers?
What if your child's first five years are plagued by the untreated mental health issues of the care givers they are raised by?
What if your child's family history includes a genetic or environmental proclivity toward mental health concerns?
Children's Mental Health Matters.
If you know a family that has children with mental health issues, please support them. Please praise them for their hard work. Please tell them they are doing a good job. Please let them know you are there, anytime, any day. Please understand that their child's mental health issues are a life long struggle that is made better by community supports, love, guidance and compassion. Let the stigma of misunderstanding about mental health fade away. Help children and family at risk for mental health issues. Because children's mental health ... matters.
this is national childrens mental health awareness week, sponsored by the national federation of families for children's mental health, FFCMH