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Levi’s brave mental health journey

Levi’s care journey has been a long and winding road since his birth – from procedures to help with his spina bifida, to combatting the severe pain of his spinal disorder; to overcoming the anguish of his mental health crisis.

Effective and positive discipline strategies to teach your child acceptable behavior

Kids tend to spend more time indoors and are less active during the cold winter months. When the family is stuck inside, tensions in the house can rise and it's easier for your child’s behavior to get out of control. One of our experts shares effective and positive discipline strategies.

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.

Children’s Minnesota awarded grant as part of the Preventing Youth Suicide National Collaborative

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce it received $100,000 as part of the second cohort of the Preventing Youth Suicide National Collaborative, A Cardinal Health Foundation National Collaborative, which is an initiative from Cardinal Health, Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) and the Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) at the Education Development Center (EDC), to better identify and care for youth at risk for suicide. 

Suicide prevention

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

Free Parent Education Session – Depression & Resiliency

November 14, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Children’s Health Network (CHN) is partnering with Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions to offer free virtual parent education sessions focused on mental health. Pediatric mental health experts will be ready to answer your questions. This is a great opportunity to get information and support.

Free Parent Education Session – ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

October 24, 2023, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Children’s Health Network (CHN) is partnering with Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions to offer free virtual parent education sessions focused on mental health. Pediatric mental health experts will be ready to answer your questions. This is a great opportunity to get information and support.

Free Parent Education Session – Helping your Child Manage Anxiety

September 20, 2023, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Children’s Health Network (CHN) is partnering with Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions to offer free virtual parent education sessions focused on mental health. Pediatric mental health experts will be ready to answer your questions. This is a great opportunity to get information and support.

Health advisory on social media use for kids and teens

Social media has negatively impacted the mental health of kids and teens everywhere. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory highlighting the harms of social media for kids and teens. Read more to learn about the risks of social media, signs to look out for, social media recommendations for families and resources available.