Talking about mental heath can be uncomfortable and hard, which leads to lack of treatment, stigma and shame. At Where I Stand we believe that discussions about mental health and resources available to all age groups need to be a much higher priority in schools, sports teams, organizations, and families (after all we ALL have mental health.) Below is a link to the National Institute of Mental Health’s Curriculum Supplement for Middle School Students! Check it out and share it with the kids in your life. The resource is great and offers information, ways to talk to the kids, language to use and questions that might be brought up!
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- The Physical Cost of a Mental Health Diagnosis. (nicolasheehanauthor.wordpress.com)
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