The coronavirus pandemic has many of us fearful for what’s to come next. The unknowns of the disease and the course it will take is causing a great deal of stress and anxiety. Many adults can recognize these feelings, but children don’t necessarily know how to process them or how to cope.
“Children are likely to be worried, anxious and afraid, just like many adults,” says Niki Grajewski, Centerstone clinical manager. “But there are simple strategies that can address this, including giving children the love and attention they need to resolve their fears and being honest with them, explaining what is happening in a way that they can understand no matter their age.”
Check out these tips that parents can use to help support their children’s mental health during this crisis:
Through this crisis, Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff and community stakeholders is our main priority. We have implemented system-wide strategies that reduce the risk of exposure while preparing us to respond effectively in the event the current threat level escalates. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telephone or telehealth (video). For more information, please click here.
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.