CHOC Children's Mental Health Update | June 2020
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How to talk to kids about racism

Thank you Friend,

for being a champion for kids with mental illness in your community. Learn how you can help start the conversation about pediatric mental illness.

How to talk to kids about racism
Although difficult, talking with children about the value of diversity and racial equality is important. Research shows that children can internalize racial bias as early 2 years old and have opinions about race before starting kindergarten. CHOC’s psychology team offers guidance on how to start the dialogue at home.

Research: long-term mental health effects of social distancing
A recent review of more than 60 studies about the impact of loneliness on children and adolescents suggests a potential increase in demand for mental health services in years to come. The review’s authors indicate that young people who are lonely may be three times more likely to develop depression in the future, and the impact on their mental health could last at least nine years.

CHOC’s chief psychologist shines light on mental health
Dr. Heather Huszti was invited to join Representative Katie Porter for a Facebook Live video about mental health and COVID-19. Watch here to learn about available resources.

Guided imagery for kids
Guided imagery is a stress-management tool that children can learn to use. In this short video, pediatric psychologist Amy Morse engages young viewers’ senses to help them relax and create positive thoughts.

Six tips for coping with uncertain times
Uncertain times, such as what we’re experiencing now, often result in increased worries and depression. This guide provides six tips to help your family cope with uncertainty.

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