How to Encourage Teens to Open Up About Mental Health
Posted on Sep 26 2022
For the column “Actionable Advice to Help Kids Thrive,” Ken Duckworth, NAMI CMO
, shares his ‘Tip of the Week.’ He discusses motivational interviewing techniques to engage with teens. Motivational interviewing is a way of talking to someone who needs support but doesn’t want to be told what to do. It often produces better results for someone who doesn’t see the need for support. Applying motivational interviewing techniques can help parents talk to teens about mental health and encourage them to seek help when needed.