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Psychiatrist shares 4 ways to support your child through life’s ups and downs on World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is October 10. 

More than one in five youths (ages 13-18) currently or at some point in their lives will have a seriously debilitating mental illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Fox News Digital spoke with Dr. Megan Campbell, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, who shared four tips for how to support kids through the peaks and valleys of life.

“Supporting young ones through difficulties by acknowledging their emotions, offering a breather when needed and encouraging them to approach problems from different angles fosters the mindset that they are capable of conquering challenges,” she said. 

Father and son talking

Parents should embrace the setbacks of their children while pushing them to keep moving forward, said Campbell of Louisiana.  (iStock)

Campbell also said celebrating World Mental health Day is a great way to start the conversation on mental health by removing any bias associated with it. 

“[It] opens our doors to people who are hoping to be able to talk about how they feel,” she said. 

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Brittany Kasko is a lifestyle production assistant with Fox News Digital. 


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