Starting in February, WISC-TV and SSM Health is starting a new initiative, posting weekly tips on the Time For Kids: Time To Talk page.
These tips are aimed at helping you and your family open up a conversation about mental health, and all of them come from SSM Health physicians. Some may even help you identify when your kids need a little more support with their mental health.
Every week, you’ll be able to find a new tip on the far right side of the Time To Talk page. That’s also where you can find a number of resources and articles on the topic of mental health. The tips will cover a variety of topics, like depression, anxiety, stress, and more.
“Don’t give up is the biggest thing I would say. Kids are not always receptive to having a conversation, but we can look for different spaces, different times, to just keep at it,” Dr. Kathleen Hipke, a child psychologist with SSM Health, said. “I think that what kids appreciate is a parent’s persistent effort to say, I care about you and I’m going to keep at this.”