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Rhitu Chatterjee

Mental health advocates hope the new hotline will make it easier to get support if you’re in crisis or helping someone who is. Here’s how it works and what could stand in its way.
CDC advisers are recommending the use of two separate COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest children made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, paving the way for vaccine rollout as early as next week.
Two years of disrupted schooling and limited social contact have been tough on kids. A new report calls out states that do a good job supporting kids’ mental health at school — and those that don’t.
Experts say taking care of your own wellbeing first will allow you to help your kids and students. You should also listen to their concerns and teach them tools to manage their anxieties.
The pandemic has done a number on us, in too many ways to count. Our bodies are responding with feelings of fatigue and lack of focus, experts say. Here are some tips to help you feel better.
A cluster of suicides in Las Vegas, plus a troubling rise in youth suicide attempts observed in ERs nationwide, is raising fears that the pandemic is fueling a children’s mental health crisis.
With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuity.
The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids’ mental health.
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR’s latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.
Many Asian countries have a version of a multi-layered, milk-based snack called falooda. Now, a mother-daughter pair with roots in Myanmar have brought this global dessert to Washington, D.C.