Mental Health Is Health
The way we think, feel and act is connected to our mental health. Good mental health gives us the ability to organize information, learn and make decisions, plan ahead, follow rules, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions, and form and maintain good relationships with others. Mental health also shapes our self esteem and emotional outlook on life.
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence through adulthood. In this article, let’s take a look at practical mental health tips for children and adults that can be implemented into daily life.
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Tips for Getting Youth to Talk About Their Mental Health
Children and teens go through important developmental stages and experience changes with their bodies, moods, interests, social groups, etc. They’re also trying to understand their complex feelings and learning how to manage new or confusing emotions. Getting them to talk about what they’re going through can be a challenge. In this video, KVC Kentucky’s Megan Moore, Director of Training, has tips to help parents and children open the lines of communication.
Things You Can Practice to Improve Your Mental Health
Investing into your mental health is critical to your overall health. Knowing how to manage stress and deal with uncertainty and other stressors is especially important during the ongoing pandemic. In this video, Zach Cornett, an advanced practice registered nurse with KVC Kentucky, shares the importance of investing in your mental health and the steps you can take to help improve it.
Need Help from a Professional? We’re Here to Provide You With Compassionate Care
We serve children and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, substance use, behavior challenges and more. Our professionals provide therapy services to youth and adults throughout Kentucky. At KVC Kentucky, you’ll be matched with a caring therapist who listens to you and is readily available at convenient times that work for you. Services are offered in-person, in the home, over the phone and virtually with the use of an internet-capable device. Our services are intended to help you better manage life’s challenges, improve relationships and experience a sense of peace and purpose. If you’d like to learn more, click here to contact us or call (859) 254-1035.