Happy weekend, everyone. I have another installment of Family Mental Health Around the Web ready for you to enjoy. Today I’m bringing you a website about kids’ health and another about mental health information and advocacy:
Kidshealth.org is a website created by Nemours, a large non-profit children’s health organization. The website is divided into three main areas – for parents, for teens, and for kids. The great thing here is that each section is written for the age level of the reader. It’s a mix of serious information and some fun topics like sports, sports journals written by real kids, and quizzes. One major bonus point from me on the easy sidebar! I’ve seen a few websites with much more confusing navigation, so I’m pleased this is better. Also, you can sign up for a free weekly Kidshealth newsletter to get the latest on raising healthy kids.NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a national advocacy organization in the United States. It was created to make everyone more aware of mental illnesses and to reduce stigma. There is no excuse for not understanding mental health issues anymore. There is so much information out there, so many caring people doing good work to help people. It’s the attitudes and biases that make this difficult to deal with in our society. Take a few minutes and read something or watch a video on the NAMI website. Grab a little new information, and take it with you today. It really doesn’t take much to create a big ripple effect over time. If your attitude can change or your perspective expand just a little bit today, you never know how you could impact the life of someone with a mental health problem who really needs your compassion.
Please let me know what you think of these resources and if you have found others you like to use. I’m happy to pass them on here.