Supporting Youth Mental Health

The beginning of a new school year can cause stress, anxiety, and worry for children and parents/caregivers. Transitioning back to in-person learning, or starting school for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic can create extra challenges.

With these concerns in mind, BHN’s Department of Professional Development has created a three-part informational training to support parents with resources and practical tips. Learn how to recognize signs of mental health distress and how to implement coping strategies during this transitional time.

If you or a family member are struggling it is important to seek professional help. Talk to your primary care doctor or a health professional that can refer you to appropriate services, or contact BHN at (413) 246-9675. If experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, call the BHN Crisis line at (413) 733-6661.