It's youth mental health week, a chance to learn more about what to look for and how to get help if your child is struggling with depression, anxiety or more serious mental health concerns.
Karen Moore with Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth told On Target Ottawa it's important to always keep lines of communication open.
"If your child knows that you're approachable about some of these issues, if your child knows that you're not going to be taken off guard when they want to talk to you about feeling sad or they want to talk to you about feeling like they don't fit in, it that door is wide open for them and they've got those messages then that makes it easier, sometimes, to have those conversations," she said.
Moore said when there is a problem there are many places to reach out, including CHEO for severe emergencies and Open Doors for less urgent matters.
To hear the full interview with CFRA's Shelley MacLean, click here and play the interview from May 7.