Explaining Mental Illness to Children: Part 1

A significant portion of people will experience some form of a mental illness at one point in their lives. Of this larger number, a portion experiences chronic mental illness which means that the illness is ongoing. These range from depression to schizophrenia. Whether or not mental illness is apparent in the child’s personal life through family or friends, it is important to expose children to the concept of mental illness.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/resilient-youth/2013/07/explaining-mental-illness-to-children-part-1/