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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 ›

Tips for Transitioning to Full In-Person Learning [downloadable]

We know transitions can be challenging.  If your child will be returning to school soon, here are some ideas on ways to prepare and support your child. Read more ›

Return to In-Person Learning: Mental Health and Social-Emotional Well-Being Considerations

As children return to in-person learning, the school experience will be very different from before with desks far apart from each other, teachers maintaining physical distance, and the possibility of staying in the classroom for lunch, it is unlike anything your child is used to. Before school is in session, you may want to talk to your child and explain that all these steps are being taken to keep everyone safe and healthy. Read more ›

Schools Are Reopening: Why Students Might Need More Support Than Ever

In the flurry of debate and societal pressure to reopen schools, some quieter voices are missing from the dialogue—the children who are terrified to go back.

Together we have all experienced a form of collective trauma as most of the world ground to a halt for a year in which we have witnessed the pandemic ravage our lives and economy. Many children have lived through a great deal of hardship and loss over the past year, disproportionately so youth from marginalized or resource-scarce backgrounds. Read more ›

In Schools, Finding Hope at a Hopeless Time

While pandemic schooling has always been hard, it’s seemed to get harder as time has gone on according to educators who are desperately looking for ways to help students stay motivated. Teachers have reported that students increasingly see school as irrelevant and feel a sense of hopelessness about the future. Even with vaccinations and school openings increasing, there are reported upticks in youth depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts. Read more ›

What are California Teachers Seeing As the Early Grades Go Back to School?

Rarely has the prospect of going back to school generated so much glee in the hearts of young children. Now, as many California children in the early grades have started to venture back into the classroom after a long year of lockdowns and distance learning, teachers say they are seeing much rejoicing, as well as some anxiety, on campus. Read more ›

Managing ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many adults and children are working and learning remotely. This lack of face-to-face interaction can lead to feelings of boredom, isolation, and loneliness. An increased lack of structure can make it harder to accomplish tasks and can sometimes lead to anxiety or stress. Read more ›

Attacks on Asian Americans: Mental Health Resources

Therapists and community members say it’s common for immigrants, Asian or otherwise, to want to avoid making trouble or drawing attention to themselves. But Asian immigrants in particular, as well as many Asian Americans, also face some traditions that discourage speaking up and turning to mental health resources. Read more ›

One Year Later, A New Wave of Pandemic Health Concerns

In the October 2020 report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis, the American Psychological Association issued a warning about the impact of these stressful events on long-term physical and mental health. We warned that Americans faced a second pandemic — one that would persist even after the physical threat of the virus has been addressed. APA’s most recent survey of U.S. adults, conducted in late February 2021 by The Harris Poll, indicates that this is coming to fruition. Read more ›

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