Talking about child mental health is first step

Talking about child mental health is first step

In reviewing our editorial agenda item on children’s issues we’re thinking the thing to do right now is direct your attention to the Time for Kids page on

Our theme this year — in response to the statistic that 1 in 5 children deal with mental health issues — is Time to Talk.

Morning show Anchor Dannika Lewis is heading up the coverage on the news side and some of her initial stories are available. So is a list of mental health resources including providers, websites and publications offering guidance and information about mental health issues affecting our kids.

There’s a lot to learn and a lot to talk about. And talking about mental health is that critical first step we all need to be more comfortable with.

There are certainly policy considerations for this issue. But this is also a place where we can do a lot as individuals to ensure every child has a chance to thrive.