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Talking To Kids About Mental Illnesses - Facts for Families

Kids are naturally curious and have questions about mental illness. Understanding mental illness can be challenging for adults as well as for children. Myths, confusion, and misinformation about mental illnesses can cause anxiety, strengthen stereotypes, and lead to stigma. During the past several decades, great advances have been made in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Parents can help children understand that these are real illnesses that can be treated. The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information for families on talking to kids about mental illnesses.

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