Many parents may find it difficult to talk to their teenager. It can be even more of a challenge when the teen has a mental health or behavior challenge. The following suggestions are written by teens who are members of PACER’s Youth Advisory Board on Mental Health.
Talking To Youth With Mental Health Needs
Written by students, here are some tips for parents and teachers about how to talk about mental health in a calm and compassionate way.
Youth with mental health and behavior challenges are often sensitive about their disabilities and may be uncomfortable talking directly to school professionals about the challenges they face. Members of PACER’s Mental Health Youth Advisory Board have developed the following ideas to share with school staff.