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Kaiser Permanente wants to empower parents to talk to their kids about mental health. Finding the right ways to talk to your children about mental health is important because as many as 13% of children ages 8 to 15 experience a severe mental disorder at some point while growing up.
In fact, many parents are unaware of the warning signs in kids or teens who are dealing with mental health issues. A few signs to look for include substance abuse, social isolation, behavior changes and more.
Parents wanting to learn more about mental health like how to assess their child’s mental health, and or how to talk to their child in a non-judgmental way about mental health can click here for more information on mental health.
These resources are also in Spanish for Latino parents to talk with their kids and teens, who often face even more risks for mental health issues because of bullying or some who deal with family deportation issues. In fact, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Latinas are more at risk for suicide in comparison to all other groups of adolescents in the Unites States.
To read more about this resource in Spanish for Latinos, click here.