How to help your child dealing with stress anxiety or depression
It is fantastic to see HRH's William, Kathrine and Harry have teamed up with a number of charities to promote awarness of mental health issues. How fantastic is that!
More and more young children as young as primary age, develope mental health issues and are on medication for depression, anxiety and panic attacks. We are unfortunatly bringing up a generation of children who are developing mental health issues at a very young age. Instead we should allow and encourage them to play happily outside with their friends and siblings.
The questions we as (parents, teachers, grandparents, governments, education systems and ministers) should be asking ourselves is: WHY? WHAT AE THE CORE ISSUES? WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG? OR ARE WE NOT DOING AT ALL? WHAT POINT ARE WE MISSING? HOW CAN WE CHANGE AND IMPOVE OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM AND LESSEN THE BURDEN ON OUR CHILDREN? DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN AND EMPLEMENT IT?
If we do not tacle the core issue we will not change anything.
Education is very important, equally important is, being allowed to be a child and play.
The digital and technological time we live in, we forget, of how to communicate with eachother face to face and how to play outside and use nature as our greatest healer, to our advantage.
The suicide rate in young man has rocketed in recent times. The pressure to "perform, be a man, men don't cry, not being able to find a job and keep a job, 0 hour contracts to make a quick buck (- all to the disadvantage of emplyees), the responsability to take care of your family, pay the morgage, and not being able to speak about their emotional issues, overwhelms many, and many turn to a quick and simple way out. "Death"!
Surely we can do better than that !!!
LISTEN to the issue, determin the CAUSE , find SOLUTIONS, ACT on them.
LOOK AFTER EACHOTHER
Have a fantastic day, be the best you can, talk to eachother, appreciate and love eachother, help eachother out.
That is what life is all about! Isn't it?
Rosemarie- Stress Management and Coaching.