Hannah Jane Parkinson, ‘Parents – talk to your kids about mental health. Even if it’s awkward’, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/01/parents-mental-health-children-depression, The Guardian (1 December 2015).

Stigma

When the stigma that surrounds mental illness is still so prevalent in society, it’s no wonder so many parents feel uncomfortable discussing the topic. They might have had their own struggles, adding to their unease. But mental health shouldn’t be a taboo subject, and the sooner children learn this the better.