Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the severity of illness can vary from individual to individual, and
Today, I am proud to showcase a guest article from a community partner of Fitness for Health. Dr. Carey Heller, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD/executive function issues and co-occurring disorders including anxiety. Thank you,
New York Times on September 12, 2019, “On July 1, a law in Oregon went into effect giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. In 2018, Utah changed the definition of a student’s “valid excuse” to miss a day to include an illness “which may be mental or physical.” “ Following the example of Oregon and Utah, under a bill filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2020 session, public school students would be allowed to cite the need for a mental health day as an excuse to miss school.