How well do you know your teen’s mental health? Answer these ten simple questions to get content and tools that are right for you.
Based on your responses, here is some information and links that may be particularly helpful.
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Mental illness is one of the most pressing issues facing teens today. It is a complex
issue and there is always more to learn.
Find more information here.
One of the biggest challenges parents/caregivers face with their teens is engaging them in
Find specific ideas of where and when might work.
Asking the right question during the right moment can help spark more conversation with
your teen. Learn about other things to keep in mind when talking with your teen.
Asking open-ended questions is a great way to get the conversation going.
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engage with your teen.
You may notice a change in mood and behaviour in people experiencing mental health
problems or illnesses. Learn about the signs/symptoms
and use the checklist in the parent/caregiver guide to help identify and record changes in your teen’s
thinking, feeling and acting.
If you've noticed a pattern of behaviour in your teen that may indicate they're facing mental
health challenges, approach them gently and remain calm. Let them know you care and communicate
your love and support. Learn more in the parent/caregiver guide.
Asking questions that seek your teen’s opinions and ideas can help prompt
dialogue.Get a list of questions to help get your teen talking.
While asking questions is a great way to prompt conversation, you'll get the most out
of it if you also share your own ideas, thoughts and experiences.
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Open and honest discussions about death and suicide show your teen you care about
them and want to help. Get more information about suicide.
It's important to always keep the lines of communication open with your teen,
here are some other questions
you might ask. We encourage you to share your knowledge and
experiences with other parents and help spread the word about Right By You.