COVID-19 in Minnesota: Mental health resources to help get through this tough time – FOX 9

Posted: March 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm

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(FOX 9) - Dr. Nancy S. Harper, Director of the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children, spokewith FOX 9 about the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on mental health.

Dr. Nancy S. Harper, Director of the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children, talks with FOX 9 to address the effect the COVID-19 pandemic is having on mental health.

Here is some more information on how to get through this tough time.

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN Coronavirus, Traumatic Stress, Mindfulness

2019 Novel Coronavirus American Academy of Pediatrics: guidance for families https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx

Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others Prevent Child Abuse America http://preventchildabuse.org/coronavirus-resources/

Coronavirus Sanity Guide Ten Percent Happier meditations, podcasts, blogposts https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

Coping with Stress US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/copingwith-stresstips.html

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-Child

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus National Public Radio: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Talking to Teens & Tweens about Coronavirus The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html

Tools for Traumatic Experiences (children) Sesame Street coping strategies, breathing, activities https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/

Belly Breathe with Elmo Sesame Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA

Mindfulness Apps for Kids: Breathe, Think, Do Sesame (useful for kids ages 2-5) Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids (fun and easy way for kids to identify and process their emotions) Breathing Bubbles (helps kids practice releasing worries and focus on good feelings) Super Stretch Yoga (teaches yoga and breathing techniques to kids) Relax Melodies (listen to over 52 different relaxing sounds) Mood Monster's Yoga Workshop (pick your mood and do some yoga)

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