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  • Parents & Caregivers

Supporting Your Teen’s Mental Health: Tips for Parents

Parents and other caregivers play critical roles in supporting teens’ mental health. This tip sheet provides recommendations for parents and caregivers on addressing youth mental health and tips for helping youth become resilient and thrive. It identifies warning signs that a teen might be experiencing challenges with mental health, provides tips on starting and conducting conversations with teens about their mental health, discusses the importance of getting professional mental health care when needed, and offers suggestions on locating an appropriate mental health specialist. The tip sheet also includes resources parents can share with their teens, including hotlines for teens who are in distress.