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About Mary Margaret Gleason, MD

Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist at CHKD. She is interested in mental health promotion and creating collaborative systems of care that support early intervention and timely access to quality mental health care.

A recent transplant from New Orleans, she is thrilled to join the mental health team at CHKD as the vice chief of its growing mental health program. She is also the division director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Gleason looks forward to sharing her background in leading residency training programs, early childhood mental health, and developing clinical and research programs to enhance CHKD’s new mental health initiatives.

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  • Blog Posts By: Mary Margaret Gleason, MD

    Siblings wearing masks outside Posted By: Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Cloth Face Coverings: Helping Children Overcome Anxiety

    If your child experiences anxiety over wearing a face covering, try the following tips to help them feel more comfortable. Read full post>>

     Children wearing face masks and staying at home. They are leaning over sofa and looking at the camera. Posted By: Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
    Monday, June 01, 2020

    Coronavirus Pandemic: How Can We Reduce Long-Term Impact on Children’s Mental Health?

    COVID-19 has affected everyone. While most children haven’t experienced the infection, they’ve all been exposed to life changes and stresses. Here's how to help. Read full post>>

    Mom comforting young daughter Posted By: Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
    Thursday, May 28, 2020

    Virginia Beach Mass Shooting Anniversary: Helping Children Cope

    The anniversary of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach is bound to bring back painful memories. We shouldn’t forget that children may also be struggling with emotions. Read full post>>

    Gleason_Covid19_Small Posted By: Mary Margaret Gleason, MD
    Monday, March 16, 2020

    COVID-19: Tips to Help Parents Support Children

    Parents are the most important resource for children every day, but especially in stressful situations like that of the COVID-19 outbreak. These tips may help. Read full post>>