Tips for making the most of your first mental health telehealth appointment

By Dr. Sabrina Stutz, pediatric psychologist at CHOC Children’s Mental health services don’t always need to be carried out in person. Services can be delivered via a smartphone, tablet or computer. You and your child can engage in mental health services for telehealth from any private location with internet access. If you are new to … continue reading


Tips for parenting a child who is depressed

We understand that in these very difficult times, children and teens can struggle with feelings of depression. If you are a parent who is concerned about your child or one of their friends, here are tips for starting the conversation. This guide on common sayings to avoid, and what to say instead, can help as … continue reading


Depression: Say this, not that

Talking to someone with depression can seem like you are walking on eggshells. Although you may have the best of intentions, the words you use may not express exactly what you mean. Here are some common statements to avoid and some tips on what to say instead. You can also learn how to start a … continue reading


Depression coping tips for kids and teens

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Comfort baking with a healthier twist

By Elise Harlow, clinical dietitian at CHOC Children’s With more free time on our hands this summer than most, many of us have turned to baking to provide some comforting treats for ourselves and our families. Baking at home is not only a great way to experiment with new recipes, but also a good time to … continue reading


Celebrate the Fourth of July safely: Prevent the spread of COVID-19

After months under stay-at-home orders, and summer in full swing, families are eager to get out of the house and connect with friends and loved ones. However, COVID-19 is still being transmitted in our community – and as people begin to socialize with others who don’t live in the same household and visit places that … continue reading

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