Doctor: Children’s Mental Health Especially Important During Pandemic
No matter your age, we have all felt the mental stress that has weighed on us over the past 11 months during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as Dr. Jennifer Thomas points out in this radio interview on WCSJ 103.1 FM, it’s extremely important for parents in particular to monitor their children for any signs of mental concerns. Dr. Thomas, a board-certified family medicine physician, is the medical director of the hospital’s Integrated Care program that incorporates mental health into the primary care setting. She says the pandemic has been hard on us all mentally, but it can be especially hard on children who thrive on routine and predictability.