4 Ways to Help if Your Kid Is Depressed

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“It’s no surprise that children are feeling sad right now — they’re missing their friends, their teachers, their play practices, their birthday parties. Some are even mourning loved ones lost to Covid-19. “This unusual, unprecedented, extraordinary public health crisis is literally affecting everyone’s mental health,” said Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., a child psychiatrist and the medical director of the Child Mind Institute in New York City. As I watched my son unravel in front of me, I wondered what I could do to help him and what symptoms I should look for that might indicate he was crossing the threshold from disheartenment to clinical depression.”

View the whole story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/parenting/virus-children-depression-signs.html

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