Posts By: Kelly Gillooly

Teens and COVID-19: Protecting their mental health

With schools closed for at least the next several weeks in an effort to continue to flatten the curve of coronavirus, many teens are struggling to adjust to a new (if temporary) normal away from the classes, social activities, and extra-curriculars that gave them a sense of structure and community. And while this situation will…
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Creating healthy and safe spaces for children and families

UofL Health – Peace Hospital encourages all individuals to play a role in creating a healthier place for children and families. According to The Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the most common type of maltreatment is neglect. In 2018, about 4.3 million reports were made to child protective services…
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A loving and blissful family lying on their lounge floor together

How to talk to children about COVID-19

Everyone is talking about COVID-19, including children. Even if your kids haven’t asked about what’s going on, it’s highly likely they’ve heard people talking about the virus. When children hear or see media coverage, they can become overwhelmed or anxious. They also might have a lot of questions about why schools are closing and events…
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Dealing with grief during the holidays

What are some tips or coping strategies to find some relief during this stressful season? Try not to put too much pressure on yourself to have the perfect holiday. If finances are a barrier, you can express that you care with a gift that is meaningful and personal. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. A…
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