Child & Adolescent Related Content

Podcast: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

Jenn talks to Dr. Melinda Macht-Greenberg about how to support and check in on loved ones during the school year. Melinda discusses the mental health challenges students are facing and talks about child and adolescent mental health. Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD, is a Harvard-trained child...

Podcast: Mindfulness for Kids & Teens

Jenn talks to Dr. Lisa Coyne about mindfulness and its benefits for kids and adolescents. Lisa provides a framework for mindfulness for kids, shares tips to get kids and teens involved in mindful practices, and talks about how we can all benefit from being a little more aware. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is...

Video: Helping Kids & Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum Thrive

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a very common developmental disability, impacting one in 54 children. What is true for one person with autism may not be true for another, which can be challenging for kids and teens with the condition as well as for caregivers trying to understand ASD. So, for...

Video: The Connections Between Parent & Child Mental Health

A child’s mental health is not just supported by their parents or caregivers—it can be shaped by them. Mentally healthy children rely heavily on them as the foundation for becoming independent, successful, happy adults. However, parents face plenty of challenges when looking after children, and...

Video: Ask Me Anything About Student Mental Health

School can be stressful for so many reasons. Whether a child is just starting daycare or finishing up a university degree, the mental toll of education can be overwhelming. New schedules, peer influence, and difficulty learning can all amount to an increase in mental health challenges. How can we...

Video: Lecture – Young Adult Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Cindy H. Liu, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Visiting Scholar Series The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth many uncertainties and stressors that have had tremendous effects on the mental health of young adults. These issues have been made worse by ever-changing public health...

Video: Easing Back-to-School Anxieties for Kids & Parents

Transitioning back to school can be nerve-wracking for parents and kids alike. Even without a pandemic, starting a new academic year can be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and frustrating for everyone involved. So how can we feel emotionally healthy in an unpredictable time for families? And when many...

Podcast: Let’s Talk About Child and Teen Mental Health

Today we talk to Dr. Lisa Coyne about child and teen mental health—discussing ways to navigate various conditions in kids and teens, methods to cope with anxiety around school, and strategies to develop a close bond with our children. Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in...

Video: Gearing Up Your Kids for a Mentally Healthy Summer

After another disrupted school year, kids are adapting to the next new normal: summer vacation. Since screen times have been sky-high, social activities have been disrupted, and outdoor gatherings have been limited, maintaining child and teen mental health may require a little extra effort. So how...

Video: Mindfulness for Kids and Teens

How do you explain mindfulness to a child? Turns out, it can be as simple as giving your full attention to one thing at a time. But it can make a major, positive impact on how kids address their emotions and react to stressful situations. So how can our kids train their brains to be more mindful...

Video: Mental Wellness for Kids and Teens

Growing up is difficult—it always has been. But more recently, the challenges that kids and teens face seem even more daunting. From cyberbullying to digital learning, many issues they encounter are new and uncharted territory for parents and guardians. In addition, the late teenage years are known...

Video: Managing Educator Anxiety in the Classroom

Dr. Melinda Macht-Greenberg shares how education faculty and staff can support the new educational experience, addresses anxieties felt by educators, and provides advice on balancing a fluctuating learning environment. With a very uncertain school year upon us, it’s no surprise that educators have...

Video: Managing Emotions and Expectations Around School

Dr. Melinda Macht-Greenberg shares ways to support the new educational experience and methods to successfully balance the many demands that come with parenting, working, and teaching kids during a pandemic and answers questions about child development and returning to school. Whether children are...

Video: How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Dr. Lisa Coyne talks about screen time for kids and answers questions about children’s digital habits. As the ways to connect digitally continue to expand, having regular screen time can be good for you—and your family. But what’s the tipping point for too much screen time? How can it affect the...

Video: Helping Parents Build Strong Relationships With Their Children

Dr. Lisa Coyne talks about how to connect with your kids and answers audience questions about strengthening bonds with your children, regardless of their age. Depending on age, relationship, and other circumstances, there may be times where you feel as if you’re light-years away from your kid...

Video: McLean Hospital Puts People First in Mental Health Care

Don’t let mental health stigma stop you from getting the care you need. McLean is here to help. Although around 450 million people around the globe live with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders, stigma about these illnesses continues to be the greatest barrier to care. As the...

Video: Commonly Asked Questions About Child & Teen Mental Health

In this ask me anything format, Dr. Lisa Coyne answers audience questions about mental health in children and teens. This content is also available in Spanish. Questions include: If my 15-year-old is being overly sulky lately, how can I get through to them without making it sound like I think they...