DadTalk Blog: Mental Health

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December 17, 2019
With violent events in the news, such as recent shootings, children of all ages may be frightened for the safety of themselves or others. Fathers and father figures can play a crucial role in helping children of all ages process these events and help them feel safe.  Depending on their age or maturity level, kids might not yet understand the differences between fact and fantasy. But by the time they're seven or eight, what children see on TV... Continue Reading
April 13, 2015

I recently joined my colleagues Frank Blaney and Bridgid Conn, along with Joe Jones from the Center for Urban Families and Tiffaney Parkman from the University of Baltimore, in an NRFC webinar discussion about fathers and mental health.

Research shows that one in five adult Americans will experience a mental health problem this year, but only 38 percent are likely to get treatment. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

We all experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, and anger from time to time. But how do we know if these feelings are just a normal period of “the blues” or part of a bigger problem—a more serious mental health issue? It is important to ask yourself if certain thoughts, feelings or emotions are getting in the way of your life and preventing you from doing things you want or need to do? If so, it may be time to seek help.

Mental health... Continue Reading