Helping your kids cope

  • Remain Calm
  • Lay a foundation for open communication
  • Be honest & Accurate
  • Be reassuring
  • Be Empathic and don’t dismiss their fears
  • Keep information age appropriate
  • Create a safety Plan
  • If you child is receiving treatment keep it consistent
  • Be flexible with school and chore schedule
  • Keep schedule and routines Normal
  • Avoid blame and look out for stigma
  • Encourage social interaction
  • Make a list of activities you enjoy or plan to do

How NAMI can Help

  • NAMI Ending the Silence
  • NAMI Basics
  • NAMI Family Support Group
  • NAMI Family-to-Family
  • NAMI Helpline: 212-684-3264
  • NAMI website: