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Black Teen Boy Looking off into the distance sitting in the bleachers Posted By: Andrea Arcona, PhD
Thursday, October 22, 2020

A Pandemic Playbook: Mental Wellness for Student Athletes

The COVID-19 pandemic robbed many young athletes of their spring and summer seasons. Helping them maintain their mental wellness is critical. Read full post>>

Doctor In Consultation With Depressed Female Patient Posted By: Anne Russell, LCSW
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mental Wellness During 2020: How to Access Help

Trying to maintain our mental health and wellness in the current times is more difficult than ever, and you are not alone. These resources can help. Read full post>>

Mother and daughter on the couch talking to one another Posted By: Children's Specialty Group, Melanie Phillips, LCSW
Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Supporting a Child with Suicidal Thoughts

As a parent, it is difficult to hear your child talk about suicide and even more difficult to know how to help, but there are ways that you can support them. Read full post>>

Teenage girl sitting outdoors on the staircase covering her head with sweatshirt hood Posted By: Sam Fabian
Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Suicide Prevention: What Parents Should Know

A new social media campaign for National Suicide Prevention Month – #BETHE1TO – empowers each of us to help prevent suicide by taking five specific steps. Read full post>>

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>>

Upset boy sitting by the window, wearing surgical mask. Posted By: Children's Specialty Group, Dr. James Paulson, PhD
Friday, June 05, 2020

Helping Children with Anxiety During a Pandemic

Children with anxiety need support from their caregivers, particularly during times of increased fear and uncertainty. Parents may find these strategies helpful. Read full post>>