BJC Medical Group psychiatrist from Christian Hospital, Dr. John Paruch, joined pediatric psychologists from St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Drs. Mary Cradock and Brian Richter, for a discussion on what challenges each member of the family may face, how to navigate difficult decisions and coping with uncertainty during COVID-19.
Other videos in this series:
Navigating COVID-19 and Back-to-School including safety precautions, disease transmission in kids, testing and masking recommendations, as well as supporting kids participating in both in-person classes and virtual learning.
Pregnancy, Childbirth and Caring for a Newborn During COVID-19 – discusses safety precautions to take before and after welcoming a new baby to the family.
BJC Behavioral Health offers free COVID-19 counseling through the Family Mental Health Collaborative to help you deal with fear and anxiety, locate community assistance agencies, and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This program is free, confidential and open to all ages. Call 314-747-7492 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
Help is available for your child. Parents and teens can call 314-454-TEEN for free, confidential services about adolescent development and behavior, including fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.
Helping kids and teens cope with COVID-19 related stress.
How to talk to kids about COVID-19
How to support high school seniors during COVID-19
Coping with stress from being in lockdown
5 simple stress relievers to do right now
Learn why stress occurs and simple behaviors you can do to combat the effects