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Live Q&A June 10: Mental Health Out Loud with Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Have questions for our expert? Click here to submit them.Not available June 10? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.In December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an unprecedented public advisory regarding the youth mental health crisis in America, which took root before COVID but has grown alarmingly more severe in the last two years.

Roughly 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the U.S. has a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder. And 1 in 3 high school students reports persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness.

The COVID pandemic has disrupted the lives of all children, but its adverse effects are particularly severe for children and teens with disabilities, for racial and ethnic minorities, for LGBTQ+ youth, and for other young people in vulnerable populations.Add to all of this yet another horrific school shooting — this time the murder of 19 students and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 — and many parents are justifiably worried.This conversation with Sharon Saline, Psy.D., will touch on all these important and immediate mental health concerns. Dr. Saline will talk with us about “small t” traumas from repeated exposure to stresses; the dissociation and numbness that often accompanies these traumas and compassion fatigue; and ways to move forward in the wake of a tragedy or family stress.

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