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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.

Breathing tips and mindfulness while wearing a mask

Masking has become an essential part of our days when we go outside our homes. Julie Christiansen, physical therapy assistant at Children's Minnesota, provides you with some tips to reduce your breathing strain while wearing a mask.

Free summer meals for kids

The Twin Cities metro area has many resources to help kids and their families access nutritious meals this summer.

It’s OK to not be OK: Coping strategies for families

To help you and your family deal with negative feelings, Bethaney Kaye, APRN CNP DNP, and Kavita Desai Dakoji, LP, PhD, from Children’s Minnesota pain, palliative and integrative medicine program have shared some coping tips.

Talking to your children about racism

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, provides families with advice surrounding racism and George Floyd's death.

How LGBTQ youth are being affected by COVID-19 and how Children’s Minnesota can help.

COVID-19 is affecting LGBTQ youth but Children's Minnesota and our Gender Health program are here to 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.

Virtual care services at Children’s Minnesota are rapidly expanding

Children’s Minnesota is responding to changing patient, family and provider needs as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold. In order to offer the best care possible, we are expanding virtual care for specialty services, primary care and inpatient units.

Children’s Minnesota staff explain personal protective equipment through song

Personal protective equipment (PPE) can be scary to kids, that’s why our staff joined together to create a song and music video to put kids’ minds at ease when they see care teams wearing PPE.

How to stay connected when you can’t be together

In order to help families, friends, classmates, and more stay connected, Children’s Minnesota child life specialists have put together a list of helpful suggestions.