Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness offers educational programming on mental health.
Mental health affects how we think, feel and act. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being mentally healthy during childhood includes:
No matter our age, we have reactions to stress — even infants show stress reactions. Knowing these stress reactions can help families build and reinforce age-appropriate coping skills for children.
Babies (Up to 1 Year)
Stress reaction signs:
Toddlers (Ages 1 to 3)
Preschool Age (Ages 3 to 5)
School Age (Ages 5 to 12)
Teens (Ages 13 to 18)
Families can help support a child’s mental health and safety by: