Mental Health is a Key Part of Overall Health
We all have mental health – even babies! Just as physical health enables us to have the energy
we need to work and live our lives, mental health allows us to have positive relationships, cope
with life’s challenges, and manage our emotions.
Just as we take care of our children’s physical health with nutritious foods, plenty of rest, and
safe environments, we must also take care of their mental health. We can do this by actively
supporting their social-emotional development.
What is Social-Emotional Development?
The process of learning these social and emotional skills begins at birth, as infants build
attachments and trust with caregivers, learn how to calm themselves down, and later, to
Like any skill, children develop social and emotional abilities gradually – with lots of support
from caregivers as they learn.
Social-emotional well-being allows children to manage and express emotions in healthy ways,
form close relationships, and learn.
Community Mental Health Resources
Children’s mental health is critical to their overall health. It is normal to have concerns and
questions about children’s behavior and development.
There are resources in our community to help.
Visit the link below to find a list of local resources in Lincoln County -
Centennial Mental Health
80 E. 1st Street
Cheyenne Wells, CO
Southeast Health Group
711 Barnes Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
100 Kendall Drive
Lamar, CO 81052
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Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln Early Childhood Council (CKLECC)
Julie Witt, Council Coordinator, 719-775-9728 (office),
PO Box 235, 455 1st Ave., Limon, CO 80828