About Us

Welcome to Mental Strong Kids, a site dedicated to advancing kid’s health by raising awareness on mental health issues, the rise in mental illness, and simple ways and strategies to talk to kids about their mental health at a young age.  The earlier we can teach kids to talk about their emotions, the importance of mental health as an equivalent of physical health, and strategies to cope through tough times, the stronger they will be, and the happier they will live.  On this site you will find kid’s mental health content of various forms including a podcast, articles, and interviews . Join me as we discuss all of the relevant mental health topics and in particular how they affect our youth, and those that care for them.  Here are some of the topics we will discuss on this site:  
  • How the brain works, and why we feel the ways we feel.
  • Communication, why we are losing it, and how to regain it.  
  • Technology (phones, computers etc..) and their affects on our brains and mental health.
  • How to keep children focused in a very dynamic world.
  • Depression, sadness, and suicide.
  • Bullying, social media, self- esteem.
  • Tools, tips, and tactics to promote better health at home and in school.
  • Common fears and anxieties of young children and their parents and educators.

MENTAL STRONG FOUNDER

Mental Strong

Christopher Fasano, Ph.D.

Founder and Show Host

Dr. Christopher Fasano is a trained neuroscientist with a passion for promoting the positive effects of communication on brain development and mental health.  After spending years researching how stressors affect brain development, Dr. Fasano has a unique perspective on the mental stress young children feel as they grow up, and blends his scientific knowledge with parenting experience to have meaningful discussions on topics relevant to children, their parents, and educators. 

Like many of us, Dr. Fasano is alarmed by the rise of mental health issues amongst our children, and their families, and hopes to provide a resource and point of discussion as to how we can raise more mentally strong children. Dr. Fasano has years of experience hosting podcasts, and utilizes an engaging communication style to entertain and educate listeners.  

Join us on our quest to as we talk about ways to provide Better Mental Health For Kids and Parents.