Health & Wellness Week: Your Mental Health

Locally, we’re not just dealing with the coronavirus. We also have the death of Daniel Prude and the calls for change. 

News10NBC tackles a variety of issues surrounding mental health from children and the COVID-19 crisis, to our loved ones stuck in nursing homes and the help available for local veterans. 

Watch Friday’s special in its entirety above. Click here if you missed our other Health & Wellness Week specials.

Below are just a few mental health resources. 

Kids and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here are four things Dr. Michael Scharf, URMC Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Chief, says will be helpful for youth.

1.    Establishing and maintaining new routines

2.    Being emotionally available to the child/teen and fostering social relationships (at a distance)

3.    Modeling and encouraging healthy coping skills 

4.    Providing age-appropriate information and explanations about concerning things in world or that they see in the media (COVID-19, protests, etc.)

Scharf did a presentation on supporting youth during the pandemic. Click here to watch the session or here to view a slideshow of the presentation. 

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents, and young adults ages 15 to 24. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.


Call: (585) 244-8400

1900 S. Clinton Ave.

Rochester, New York 14618

Email: [email protected]

Veterans Crisis Line

Call: 1-800-273-8255

Text: 838255


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