All this week ITV is encouraging people to take time out to talk to one another to improve the nation's mental health.
It's part of a campaign called Britain Get Talking supported by charities Mind and Young Minds.
We at ITV Meridian are running a series of reports highlighting what's being done in our part of the world to help mental health.
This follows a survey which found that a one in four parents keep in touch with their teenage children mainly via phone, email or text.
Click here to learn about Mind, the mental health charity.