Children’s Minnesota is expanding its behavioral health services by offering a new outpatient mental health program for adolescents. Improving access to intensive treatment comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the mental health crisis for kids and teens.
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.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And, kids have been going through a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as summer approaches and it appears we’re returning to some sense of normalcy, it’s important to check in with our kids. Dr. Sarah Jerstad, pediatric psychologist at Children’s Minnesota, is helping parents navigate these upcoming changes.
At Children’s Minnesota, we know prioritizing children and teen’s mental health is vital to their overall well-being. We know there is a lot going on in the world right now. Because of that, children and teens are facing many new adjustments that may impact their mental health.
The Derek Chauvin trial and verdict, the killing of Daunte Wright: what are the impacts on our kids?
Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, provides advice for families after the Chauvin verdict was announced.
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.
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.
As winter approaches, some kids may start to exhibit symptoms of seasonal depression, so we're sharing what parents need to know about SAD.