“And I only hope when I have my own family / That every day I see / A little more of my father in me.” — Keith Urban, “Song for Dad”
Father’s Day is a great reminder of the importance of a mentally healthy dad. A dad who makes his mental health a priority is more present with his children, happier at home, and a more supportive partner. Many dads can struggle with mental health issues like depression. The mood disorder can appear with the birth of a new child or emerge later in life. Fortunately, depression is treatable.
Family & Children’s Services offers positive solutions to life’s most difficult challenges. Our classes will help you learn effective strategies, acquire new skills and develop techniques to improve parenting and relationships. To make an appointment, call 918.587.9471. To register for a class or receive more information, please contact us at 918.560.1114.
With the proper help and support, dads can enjoy parenting more while learning to cope with their feelings of depression or even anxiety. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine concluded that children who have active fathers learn better, have higher self–esteem, and are less prone to depression than those who don’t. Research shows that when fathers can handle their emotions, children have improved social skills and emotional intelligence.