Parents: Need a Mental Health Boost? Try These Tips

Parents: Need a Mental Health Boost? Try These Tips

Mental health pros share their tips for simple changes with big benefits. Share on Pinterest You know that caring for your mental health is vital. And yet, with a bit of intention, you can absolutely tend to your mental health — even with a demanding career, little to no childcare, and 1,000 other tasks you need to complete. Prioritize bedtime “Parents often treat their children’s bedtime routines with great respect but then neglect their own,” says Carlene MacMillan, MD, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and founder of Brooklyn Minds. Take mental health breaks “Parents must find ways to take breaks,” says Rheeda Walker, PhD, a clinical psychologist in Houston, Texas, and author of “The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health.” One of these ways is to use screen time strategically.

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