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A child’s social and emotional wellness is very important as they reach milestones in their growth. Being able to share their feelings with a trusted adult is very important to their healthy development. Activities designed to encourage children to share their feelings with an adult.

People enjoy expressing pride in something they have done that might have gone unrecognized otherwise.

Young people, like adults, can benefit from learning and practicing stress management skills. Students who develop stress reduction skills learn how to feel and cope better without hurting themselves or others. Identifying and acknowledging the causes of stress and expressing feelings about them are usually the most effective tools students have to reduce stress, in addition to learning practical stress reduction skills.

Awareness activities for adults to educate and participate in discussions with kids of any age about healthy relationships, identify and recognize abuse and to know who to contact for help.

Information and Resources

Michael Phelps Foundation has worked on numerous initiatives to support the foundation’s core mission of promoting active and healthy lifestyles for children.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps spoke about how he had thoughts of suicide at the height of his record-setting career, and how helping others battle their own depression has been better than any gold medal.

The Kennedy Forum is creating a consumer-driven movement to demand parity rights and save lives.

By law, most health plans must cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression or addiction, the same way they cover illnesses of the body, such as diabetes or cancer. Speak up about illegal denials of care! Learn more at www.DontDenyMe.org

Video: Michael Phelps and David Axelrod Discuss Mental Health

Olympic record-breaker Michael Phelps shared a part of his personal story he hadn’t talked about publicly before. Phelps—who won 28 Olympic medals (including 23 gold medals) in swimming between 2004 and 2012—revealed that, at the end of each Olympics, he felt seriously depressed.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)

Mental health parity describes the equal treatment of mental health conditions and substance use disorders in insurance plans.

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