Child psychologist can discuss back-to-school mental health


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Children often experience a wide range of emotions about returning to school in the fall, including excitement, enthusiasm and optimism. Unfortunately, some children also feel anxiety, fear and even depression. Vivian Friedman, Ph.D., child-adolescent psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham can discuss all of these emotions and children’s mental health, including:

  • How to ease your child’s anxiety about returning to school
  • How to mentally prepare your child for school
  • How parents can be mindful of their child’s mental health
  • How teachers can be mindful of their student’s mental health

Friedman is available for phone or live/taped interviews. The UAB News Studio is available for live or recorded HD video interviews with UAB experts worldwide through LTN Global Networks. The studio is equipped with an ISDN line for digital radio interviews.

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