How to talk to your parents about mental health

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The letter can help you plan out a conversation with your parents (or friends) about your mental health issues. Writing something down can help you prepare for the conversation when it happens. Use the letter and fill in the blanks. Pick from the options we’ve listed or use your own words.

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Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.

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The information and documents included here are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions pertaining to your medical condition(s), treatment and care, and any other aspects relating to your health.

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