Caring for Your Child’s Mental Health

By FPL_Sunita

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it's important to start talking to kids about mental health early on. By helping them understand different topics such as anger, anxiety, and depression, children can learn to express their feelings, understand their meanings, and manage them as they navigate through life. Frisco Public Library has a variety of resources on children's mental health.

Exploring Emotions Through Children's Books 

Reading is a powerful tool that can help children understand and express their emotions effectively. We’ve created a collection of children's books specially curated to explore the themes of mental health, emotions, and emotional intelligence. The collection includes picture books that teach kids about various emotions, as well as middle-grade novels that tackle challenging topics such as anxiety and depression. There is a book for every young reader in our collection. 

Mental Health Awareness Month Books for Kids, opens a new window

Teens: May is Mental Health Awareness Month!, opens a new window

Mindfulness and Meditation for Children 

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can provide amazing advantages for the mental health of children. It helps them develop self-awareness, focus, and coping strategies. We have a variety of resources available to support the mental health and well-being of children in our community. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Here, opens a new window

Healing Breath, opens a new window

Just Breathe, opens a new window

Mindfulness and Meditation, opens a new window

Luminary: A Magical Guide to Self-care, opens a new window

Resources for Parents and Caregivers 

We know that supporting a child's mental health can be a challenging journey. That's why we've curated a selection of resources specifically for parents and caregivers, including informative resources, and recommendations for further reading and exploration. 

NAMI Family Members and Caregivers, opens a new window  

Complete Guide to Getting Good Care, opens a new window 

Mental Health Resources for Parents, opens a new window 

Family Self-Care Plan, opens a new window 

Books for Parents & Caregivers, opens a new window