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Mental Health

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>>

 Children wearing face masks and staying at home. They are leaning over sofa and looking at the camera. Posted By: Children's Specialty Group, Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason
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>>

Teenage boy on his cell phone in his bedroom Posted By: Sam Fabian
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Helping Teens’ Mental Wellness in a Digital World

We, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. Here's how. Read full post>>

Gleason_Covid19_Small Posted By: Children's Specialty Group, Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason, Psychiatry and Psychology
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>>

Young girl looking sad on the soccer field Posted By: Joel Brenner, MD
Friday, February 21, 2020

Building Mental Wellness, Boosting Sports Performance

Medical Director of CHKD's sports medicine program, Dr. Joel Brenner examines the psychological aspects of youth sports and the concerns associated with specializing in a single sport. Read full post>>

Mom and daughter meditating Posted By: CHKD Medical Group, Dr. Lea Thomas
Monday, November 18, 2019

Just Breathe: Help Your Children Take a Mental Break

It's important to teach kids how to take care of their mental health. Meditation and other exercises may help them take a break from stress and screen time. Read full post>>