Their Message is:
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.”
That said, our perception of mental health and learning to care for it –
like we do our physical health – begins in childhood. It's time to flip the script!
The National Federation challenges us to Flip the Script by teaching children and adolescents these important lessons:
- That caring for their mental health is a vital part of living a healthy, fulfilling life.
- That experiencing mental health challenges during their lifetime is not uncommon (1 in 5) and that it is not just ok, but it is important, to ask for help when they do.
- To offer acceptance, support and respect for others who have mental health challenges in their lives and communities.
Thanks for all you do to promote mental health and wellness in our community!
Angela Turk and the Orange County Children’s Mental Health Committee