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How to Improve Your Child's Mental Health

Blog How to Improve Your Child's Mental Health

As a parent, you play a fundamental role in keeping your child healthy. Often, this includes preparing well-balanced meals, encouraging proper exercise and meeting regular doctor appointments. When your child is feeling under the weather, you explore treatment options with your family physician or visit your local pharmacy for a quick remedy. In doing this, you ensure your child is physically well, but what about the other factors that contribute to overall health, such as mental and emotional wellbeing?

Mental illness can be difficult for parents to identify and treat, yet it affects one out of five children in the U.S. Mental health disorders can be described as serious changes in the ways children learn, behave or interact with others and include anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders and schizophrenia. Often mistaken as a “phase,” poor mental health can go unnoticed and untreated for long periods of time. And as with any illness that goes untreated, mental health disorders can become increasingly severe and continue into adulthood.

Not sure how to react to your kid’s change in mood? Check out our tips below to help prevent and improve mental health difficulties for your child.

Improving poor mental health isn’t as easy as treating the common cold, but it’s just as important to identify as any physical illness. To learn more about how to identify and treat poor mental health, read more Mental Health articles on Riley Connections. 

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