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Methodist in the Media

Advice for Parents on National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

Published: May 7, 2021

May 7 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, and Methodist Community Counseling Program therapist Jerry Vobejda, MS, LIMHP, spoke to KMTV about advice for parents. He said parents should first recognize if their kids are struggling and set time aside to talk. Next, he said to reach out to others for recommendations on how to help a struggling child.

“Between reaching out to coworkers, friends, your own parents, your own siblings. Figuring out who can answer some of the things you don't have answers for, reaching out to the school, reaching out for support. Those things are extraordinarily important,” Vobejda said.

KMTV: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day