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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.

The importance of Black kids’ and teens’ mental health during the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd

This time can be especially hard for Black, Indigenous and kids and teens of color. It’s important to check in and monitor our kids’ mental and emotional health during Derek Chauvin’s trial. So, we talked with Dr. Jason Walker, child psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, to get tips for parents to help.

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 a topic of conversation in many homes. 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.

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.

Seasonal affective disorder: What parents need to know about SAD

As winter approaches, some kids may start to exhibit symptoms of seasonal depression, so we're sharing what parents need to know about SAD.

What parents need to know about suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in Minnesota. While it's a difficult topic to discuss, Dr. Julie Erickson, LP, PhD, shares what parents need to know about depression and suicide.

Depression and diabetes

Living with a chronic disease is difficult and can be overwhelming for many youth. Know the signs and symptoms of depression to help your child with T1D.