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Diabetes and Depression: What You Need to Know

Our pediatric experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the connection between diabetes and depression in children to help parents support their child's mental health. 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in Teens & Pediatrics

SAD is a type of depression and diagnosable mental health condition that occurs with changes in seasons, most often in the winter months.

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How to Help Reduce Holiday Stress in Children

Dr. Kenneth Polin explains why children are prone to holiday stress and provides tips on ways to relieve stress levels and anxiety.

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Separation Anxiety in Children

Separation anxiety is very common in childhood, especially when starting a new experience.

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A Guide to Understanding Anxiety in Toddlers

Anxiety is an emotion that we learn to experience as early as infancy, but some toddlers are so anxious that it impedes their daily life. 

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How to Help Your Child with Anxiety

Children with an anxiety disorder are triggered disproportionally by routine activities. Learn how to help your child with anxiety to reach their full potential.

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What Is Infant Mental Health?

The field of Infant Mental Health refers to the relationship between infants and children from birth to age 5 and their families/caregivers.

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National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In Illinois, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth and young adults 10 to 19 years old and the second leading cause for youth ages 10 to 14. 

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Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Study reveals trends in children’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Support Your Child and Teen’s Anxiety and Stress Related to COVID-19

Pediatric Psychologists from the Center of Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children’s offer tips to help support your child and/or teen through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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