The Importance of Talking to Kids about Mental Illness

September 29, 2013 Natasha Tracy

Educating kids about mental illnesses and mental health is one of the best ways to ensure they become mentally healthy adults. More at Breaking Bipolar blog.

Mental illness isn't something that only exists in adults, the mental health of kids and teens is crucially important too. Talking to kids about mental illness early is critical.

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Tracy, N. (2013, September 29). The Importance of Talking to Kids about Mental Illness, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 16 from

Author: Natasha Tracy

Natasha Tracy is a renowned speaker, award-winning advocate, and author of Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar. She's also the host of the podcast Snap Out of It! The Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast.

Natasha is also unveiling a new book, Bipolar Rules! Hacks to Live Successfully with Bipolar Disorder, mid-2024.

Find Natasha Tracy on her blog, Bipolar BurbleX, InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

March, 16 2015 at 9:57 pm

I don't know if its because I'm on phone but can't find video / open video.
I am always looking for ways to learn how to tell children. As a grandma to 12 I wish they know and could understand why sometimes grandma is the way she is. They also have an Uncle with an MI that I think they should be able to understand a little and not , I don't know, be scared or look at him different. Know what I mean.

October, 2 2013 at 1:26 am

It would be nice if kids didn't have to know about mental illness, but the reality is it's part of their world. Education can save lives.

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