“I’m fine” is a common phrase in teenagers’ vocabulary, and sometimes it’s true. But when sadness turns into despair and stress becomes crippling anxiety, parents need to have an open dialogue about mental health issues and their impact if left alone.
There is no “right time”’ to talk about mental health. It’s something you simply need to prioritize. Schedule some time to talk with your teen, then use the following tips to steer the conversation:
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