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Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

What to Know and How to Help

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to 1 out of 5 children experience a mental disorder each year. Diagnoses of depression and anxiety are more common with increased age, and many children go without needed mental health treatment. Watch the webinar below to learn how to identify warning signs of depression, when to seek help for your child, how to come up with a mental health safety plan and more.

Anxiety and Depression in Children

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a spike in mental health concerns, particularly for children and teenagers who are home more and facing new social stresses.Your pediatrician is part of the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN),a committed group of providers across the state working to support the physical, behavioral and social needs of communities.VHAN is partnering with your pediatrician for a webinar where behavioral health and clinical experts will share:

  • How to identify warning signs of depression and anxiety disorders
  • When to seek help for your child
  • How to come up with a mental health safety plan
  • How to engage and validate your child’s feelings in a healthy way
  • What you can do to care for yourself while caring for your family

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An estimated 1 out of 5 children
experience a mental disorder each year.*

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a spike in mental health concerns, particularly for children and teenagers who are home more and facing new social stresses. Watch the video to learn strategies for helping young people cope. *The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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If a child in your life is dealing with depression and anxiety—whether in general or related to difficult current events— these articles can help:

 

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