Importance of mental wellness in children
Childhood and adolescence are critical stages of life for mental health. This is a time when rapid growth and development take place in the brain. Children and adolescents acquire cognitive and social-emotional skills that shape their future mental health and are important for assuming adult roles in society.
The importance of early childhood education has been highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO), who states that children who receive an early start on education have better chances of reaching their full potential as adults.
One way we can help our children develop in the right way is by ensuring they have access to good quality education, which includes both academic learning as well as social interaction with peers and adults.
When you think of childhood, what comes to mind?
Maybe it’s the excitement of learning new things. Maybe it’s the fun of playing with friends. Maybe it’s the feeling of being free from adult responsibilities and able to explore the world around you.
But there’s one thing that all of us can agree on: Childhood is a critical stage of life for mental health. This is a time when rapid growth and development take place in the brain, which means that children and adolescents acquire cognitive and social-emotional skills that shape their future mental health and are important for assuming adult roles in society.
NPPD CARE believes that a child’s mental health should be addressed early on, before it becomes problematic for them later in life. We help children by providing them with the tools they need to develop a healthy relationship with their emotions, as well as build skills such as self-awareness, resilience and empathy towards others.
NPPD CARE helps children and adolescents develop healthy minds and bodies by providing them with resources and opportunities to learn, grow, and connect with others.
The first step in getting your child on a path toward mental wellness is recognizing that they’re going through some kind of transition in their lives. You might notice changes in their behavior, moods, or ways of thinking–or maybe you just feel like something’s off.
It’s important to talk with your child about what they’re experiencing so that you can help them get back on track with their lives. You can start by asking questions like: “What do you think is going on?” or “Have you been feeling different lately?”
If your child says yes to one or more of these questions, then it’s time for action! The first step is figuring out how much stress your child has been experiencing over the past few weeks/months/years (and then figuring out why). Once you know what’s causing the stressors in their life (or if there isn’t any at all), then it’s time for action!
NPPD CARE offers a variety of services that can help children and adolescents achieve optimal mental health during this important period of development.
These services include:
-Parental support groups
-Peer support groups
-Individual counseling sessions with an NPPD CARE therapist
-Group counseling sessions with other children or adolescents who have similar issues as you do, but who may also be struggling with their own issues.