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How to Support Teens’ Mental Health During COVID and Beyond

As parents, we can’t control the course of the pandemic. But we can help teens by modeling good coping skills, encouraging healthy habits, and working to understand and relate to what they are going through. Read more »

Suicidal Thoughts Are Increasing in Young Kids

While suicidal thoughts and self-harm have been well documented in teenagers, mental health experts say too little attention has been paid to young children, despite growing evidence that more elementary and middle school students are in crisis. Read more »

Teen Anxiety and Re-Entry [video]

Your Teen magazine talks with Dr. Abigail Stark of the Anxiety Mastery Program at McLean Hospital about how to help our kids navigating the return to “normal” life–whatever that means. Read more »

How Reopening the Country Might Be Affecting Your Mental Health

If you’re anxious, worried, or concerned about life after the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone.

VeryWellMind talked with five mental health experts about the psychology of opening back up and how we can adapt to the new normal. Read more »

Guidelines for Re-Entry Into the School Setting During the Pandemic [downloadable]

These guidelines are provided as a resource for school district leaders, school administrators and community professionals who work with and support students and their families. They provide recommendations for thoughtful trauma-informed planning to prepare for re-entry back into the school setting during the pandemic. Read more »

How To Talk About COVID Grief in The Classroom

From the more than 550,000 people who have died from COVID in the U.S. to a national reckoning with racism and ongoing racially motivated violence, this year has been characterized by loss and suffering. Experts say educators should be addressing this loss and these hardships in the classroom in a safe and thoughtful way. Read more »

Tips for Managing Re-Entry Anxiety

It’s understandable that the prospect of re-entry into a new normal is making a lot of parents and kids quite nervous. The Mt. Sinai Parenting Center has some suggestions to help with the transition.

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Anxious Kids? How Parents Can Help

For those with social or situational anxieties, sheltering-in-place may have brought comfort and control, and even the anticipation of re-entry can be debilitating. But these stressful times can also be a teaching moment, for us to validate our kids’ feelings and model healthy coping strategies.

In this Voices of Compassion podcast, we sat down with CHC’s Dr. Joan Baran and doctoral psychology intern Beth Moroney to find out how. Read more »

Are You Ready for Reentry?

When stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic were first issued, many people worried about being unable to leave their homes while also working, helping educate their school-aged children and dealing with the many additional stressors related to the spreading virus.

Now, as restrictions begin to lift, some of the very same people find themselves experiencing what experts are calling “reentry anxiety” — fear about reentering society and leaving their “quarantine crew” behind. Read more »

CHC in the Press: The Importance of Checking In — CHC Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Ramsey Khasho

In an interview withe the Nob Hill Gazette, CHC’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Ramsey Khasho, offers invaluable insight on what many children, young adults and families have been facing — and invites parents to take an active approach to their children’s menCHCtal health. Read more »

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