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A parent’s guide to accessing our integrated behavioral health professionals at primary care visits

At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care clinics so that children get the care they need when they need it most. Integrated behavioral health is available at three of our primary care clinics: Minneapolis, St. Paul and West St. Paul.

Tips for parents during the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd is getting national attention. The trial will likely be a topic of conversation in many homes over the next several weeks. So, many parents are wondering: what impact could this have on kids and their mental and emotional health? During the time of the trial, this could be re-traumatizing for some children, especially black, indigenous and children of color.

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Helping African American kids and teens with mental health

Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children's Minnesota, shares more about mental health disparities for African American youth and what parents can do to help.

What is integrated behavioral health and how can it help my child?

At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care setting so we ensure children get the care they need when they need it most.

COVID-19 and trauma: Mental health struggles among black teens

We talked with Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s Minnesota St. Paul hospital, about the stress teens of color are feeling right now due to COVID-19 and racial injustice, and about how parents can help.

Is COVID-19 affecting kids’ mental health? What parents need to know

Dr. Sarah Jerstad shares what parents need to know about keeping their kids' minds and bodies healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five ways to help kids deal with anxiety

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Here are five strategies that can help both you and your child deal with anxious feelings.

Dr. Borchardt discusses depression and anxiety

Dr. Carrie Borchardt sat down with KARE-TV to discuss anxiety and depression in kids and teens.

Chronic illness and teenagers

For teens with a chronic illness or disability, adolescence is a combination of a special developmental period and a difficult set of challenges. Adolescence is a unique developmental time characterized by emerging independence, rapid cognitive and physical growth, and the development of an identity. Peer relationships develop a special significance during adolescence. Chronic illness and disability impose physical limitations, often require repeat medical visits, and can involve complex medical treatments.