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Crisis Counseling Assistance Program

As part of its efforts to support the behavioral health needs of Massachusetts residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the availability of a new crisis counseling assistance program. The new program, MassSupport, is...

Helping Kids Cope While Sheltering in Place

Here’s a link to some great tips for helping your children cope with sheltering in place from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Over a quarter of the country is now “sheltering in place” to at least some extent. Most kids are out of school....

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think...

Stress and Coping

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community...

How to talk to kids about the coronavirus

Find out what information your child is getting. “What they’re hearing may not be factual, so it’s important to know where they’re getting their information,” he said. “Older children are on social media and younger children may be talking about the news with their...