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Advice from child psychologists about approaching the topic of suicide with pediatric patients

One way providers can help children and teens with their mental health is to simply talk about it – don’t be afraid to ask. If during a visit you feel concerned for your patient, don’t delay in starting the conversation.

Don’t be afraid to ask: A message to parents about suicide and kids.

Children’s Minnesota psychologists share tips for how to prepare for the conversation about suicide, have the conversation and to be prepared with outside resources.

Suicide prevention

Katie Besch, LPCC, behavioral health specialist at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about suicide prevention.

Why mental health concerns among kids and teens rise in spring and what families can do to help

The number of kids and teens experiencing mental health issues typically increases in the spring. If you’re recognizing they are stressed or overwhelmed, there are readily available resources.

Perspective: Stress and anxiety in kids and teens

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, pediatrician and chief education officer at Children's Minnesota, discussed youth mental health and how clinicians can help in the Talking Pediatrics podcast episode, “The Impact of Anxiety and Stress on Kids and Families,” with Dr. Sara Gonzales Rodriguez, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota.

2022 Minnesota Student Survey reveals long-term mental health problems

The 2022 Minnesota Student Survey has provided some sobering news. The survey showed that there’s an increasing number of students experiencing anxiety and depression – particularly for girls, and those identifying as trans and non-binary.

Inpatient Mental Health Unit

If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency or at imminent risk for harm, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for a mental health evaluation.

Partial Hospitalization Program referral

Children’s Minnesota has expanded its acute mental health services with the opening of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents. This program was developed to address the urgent need for intensive mental health services for children and adolescents.

Transitioning routines and anxiety: tips for parents

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, provides tips to handle separation anxiety with kids and parents.

Looking after your child’s mental health this back-to-school season

Forest Juvland, LICSW, partial hospitalization program therapist at our specialty center in Lakeville, talks about how going back to school may affect children’s mental health.