Youth & Mental Health – You’ve Got A Friend!

I went to see Mission Impossible today. There was an advert before the film advertising the NHS. it showed many things that they do, but when it finished, I realised mental health had not been mentioned once. I wonder if that is part of the problem-it gets overlooked, or is ‘devalued ‘ when put against a physical disability? Just a thought, but here is one person’s thoughts on mental health for young people…

Being Lydia!

I have talked many times about my mental health issues and how they started when I was very young. However, I don’t think I have ever delved into the real effects they had on me. In this day and age, especially, the sooner we can catch and deal with these issues in our children, the better off they will be throughout their lives.


I think it’s important to note that this realization is becoming more apparent in today’s society. Incorporating the discussion of mental health into regular conversation may seem daunting; however, there is a range of valuable resources, such as Jumo Health, available that can help steer the conversation in a productive manner. Questions to help guide conversations with a doctor, materials which explain illness in terms that children can best understand, as well as podcasts that follow the lives of young people living with mental illness that…

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