How can you help your child after they’ve been diagnosed with mental illness

Within the past few years, you’ve probably heard more people talking about the issue of mental health– and for good reason. According to the National Mental Health Association, mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time. Moreover, an estimated two-thirds of all young people with mental health problems are not receiving the help they need. Luckily, increased awareness has led to better information. As parents raising this next generation, we now have a firmer grasp on mental illness – what it is, what to look for, and how to talk to our children about it. But, what happens next? The truth is, for many people, the battle with mental illness does not stop at a diagnosis. So, how do we grow the conversation from identifying a mental health issue, to living with one?

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