Mental health is increasingly more important as life in today’s world becomes more complex. Mental health, like many areas of our lives, is not a monolith. There are many contributing factors that can lead to mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more. It is imperative to recognize that mental health issues arise in all- kinds of individuals, regardless of race, age, and economic status. Parents and children alike may develop a mental health disorder due to stress. You may be thinking, “What stress does a child experience?”. Often times wither we realize it or not, our children sense when we are stressed and suffering while trying to keep it all together. It’s important that you as a parent take time to focus on your mental health and work on ways to have positive outlets for yourself and your child. Durham’s Partnership for Children believes in the power of literature and the ability to use it as a tool to help your child through difficult times. We hope you will use the month of May as a time to intentionally use resources to help understand and promote good mental health practices for you and your little one!
DPfC is at Lincoln Community Health Center every Tuesday from 9 am-12 noon! We are also doing outreach
outside of the DSS Building on East Main Street every Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 AM!