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July/August 2024Vol. 25, No. 6Mental Health Fitness for Children and Youth

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, so it's imperative that we, as caring adults, help the kids in our lives build the mental health skills they need to thrive. With this goal, the Child Mind Institute developed a series of tip sheets that provide ways to help grow and nurture the emotional well-being and mental fitness of all children.

One-page mental health skills sheets are available for children and youth in elementary school, middle school, and high school, and each is organized into the following sections:

  • Understanding feelings
  • Understanding thoughts
  • Managing emotions

These resources were made available as part of the Mental Health Fitness campaign in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, which occurs every May. To learn more about the campaign and to access the tip sheets, visit the Child Mind Institute website.