Kim Moran | Why Does Children’s Mental Health MATTER? | Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 Day 1

Welcome to Children’s Mental Health Week 2019! I’ve partnered with Children’s Mental Health Ontario to spread the word not only about what they do but also why it’s so important that we’re all aware of issues surrounding children’s mental health!

As a Dad with three- and five-year-old children, I’ll admit that their mental health’s not always at the forefront of my mind. I think about things that contribute to it—giving them a safe environment to express themselves; being present and listening to them as much as possible; emphasising time and time again that it’s more important to be happy than successful by someone else’s standards—but I think there’s some time yet before it becomes part of our regular family conversation.

But I’m not so naïve that I don’t see how important it could become in our future.

Why Children’s Mental Health MATTERS.

Children—and the world they have around them—pretty much change in the blink of an eye. The kids we know today won’t be those kids forever, and the decisions we make today will shape the world they live in tomorrow. They need us to lead by example, make the right choices, and help build a world that sees their cries for help as a priority—not just a phase they’re going through.

And that’s why this Children’s Mental Health Week, we wanted to really drive the point home and explore the various aspects of children’s mental health and why it’s so important to start caring about it now, not when it becomes a problem.

And what better way to start than with a chat with Kim Moran, the CEO of Children’s Mental Health Ontario with her own experiences with the issues at hand! Check out our conversation below, and keep coming back this week to learn more about children’s mental health and what we can all do to make a difference!

See you then! And don’t forget to join the #kidscantwait movement if you want to show your support — https://www.cmho.org/stay-informed!

Until the next,

–case p.

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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