Mental Health in Children, a National Emergency

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association have declared the mental health of children and adolescents during this pandemic as a national emergency.

That’s why Alysa Tagert, a licensed clinical social worker in Washington, DC, began sharing with parents ways they can help their little ones like keeping them busy, giving them things to help them breathe easy and relax them, allowing them to listen to their favorite music, find activities that keep them focused, among other good things.

Recognizing her son’s physical symptom as a sign of anxiety, Tagert said she worked with him to create a coping tool box he could take with him to places such as school and baseball practice.”

Katie Kindelan |GMA

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