General Health & Wellness • Aug 13, 2020

Ask The Experts: Mental Health for Parents and Kids During COVID-19

In addition to the physical effects of COVID-19, dealing with the pandemic puts great stress on mental health. Adults and children are facing new challenges at work and school and the changes can bring on emotional challenges.

This roundtable discussion focuses on mental health for both parents and kids. 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, in a discussion on what challenges each member of the family may face, how to navigate difficult decisions and coping with uncertainty during COVID-19.

Vaccines and boosters for all eligible ages are available through several BJC HealthCare locations, other members of the Pandemic Task Force, or retail pharmacies and vaccine sites across the region. Some pediatrician or primary care offices may also offer the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients, so check with your doctor as well!