Handhold Family-Friendly Website

Handhold Family-Friendly Website
Posted on 08/09/2021

Many families are worried about their child's mental health, but aren't sure where to turn or how to get started. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) created Handhold, a new family-friendly website:  https://handholdma.org/  created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have been there.

Handhold is available in six languages & has three main sections:

·         Should I Worry? Helps parents explore if their kid is just being a kid, or if their behavior is something to worry about. Parents can learn about signs to look for and get suggestions on what to do next.

·         What Can I Do? Tips, tools, and strategies that have worked for other families, sorted by topic, and picked by Handhold. 

·         Who Can Help? Carefully selected community organizations and government resources to help families find the right mental health services.