Education Segment: Supporting mental health at home

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - As Bay District Schools begins to implement the new state mandated mental health curriculum, officials say it's important for parents to get involved at home too. Mental Health Team Leader Ken Chisholm sat down in our studio for this week's education segment.

Chisholm says one of the first things parents can do for their child's mental health at home is to simply make sure they are communicating with them. Spending quality time can make a huge difference.

There are also several warning signs that parents should keep an eye out for, including changes in attitude, grades, appetite and sleep patterns. This can mean that a child may need to visit a pediatrician.

For more information, watch Jessica's full interview.

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