Raising Healthy Teens: Coronavirus Special Edition
Kent & South County Prevention Coalitions, March 2020
It’s hard to turn on the TV or radio these days without being bombarded by news about the coronavirus outbreak. The steady stream of information can be overwhelming, creating a very stressful environment, especially for parents and their families.
Our hope is that this newsletter can help parents and kids navigate this trying situation with information, tips and resources, including how to talk with your kids about what they’re hearing, tips to manage stress and ways to stay healthy, not only physically but mentally as well, during these days of social distancing, school closures and cancelled recreational activities.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.