Ways to Promote Good Mental Health: YScreen Newsletter November 2017

Ways to Promote Good Mental Health: YScreen Newsletter November 2017

Ten Ways to Promote Good Mental Health & Well Being in Youth

Parenting plays a pivotal role in a youth’s upbringing. It is important for parents to feel comfortable addressing mental health concerns and to feel supported in their efforts.

Below are ten ways to promote good mental health and well-being in youth:

  1. Model good mental health habits
  2. Make sure they get enough sleep
  3. Encourage youth to exercise and be active
  4. Give them a creative outlet
  5. Provide a safe space
  6. Communicate about issues that are concerning them
  7. Help them learn how to relax
  8. Have routines for the child
  9. Foster volunteering and helpfulness
  10. Bring fun and playfulness into their lives

(parentingideasclub.com.au)

Some easy ways for parents to promote confidence and self-esteem in youth:

  • Praise Them
  • Set Realistic Goals
  • Be Honest
  • Avoid Sarcastic Remarks
  • Encourage Youth

For further information please visit: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/every-child-needs

YScreen is an emotional health screen and here to support youth and parents throughout Fond du Lac County. If you would like to request screening for your child or would like more information about YScreen, please contact us at (920) 906-6700 ext. 4714.

Download YScreen November 2017 Newsletter

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