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June 1st, 2021

Article: Four leading child mental health research teams join forces to understand impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers bring together child mental health research experts to uncover how public health emergency measures have affected the mental health of children and families.

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May 3rd, 2021

Editorial: For the sake of the kids, don't write off the school year just yet

Since the pandemic began, physicians who care for children and youth have seen a surge of mental health problems — much of which can be attributed to social isolation. Social isolation is by far the biggest predictor of poor mental health for children and it is completely preventable.

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Dec 7th, 2020

In the spring, SickKids brought together 4 leading child #mentalhealth research teams to study impacts of the #COVID19 pandemic. Now they’re sharing preliminary findings from their ongoing study. Stay tuned for more results and read about the study launch...

June 17th, 2020

Video: Coronavirus: How the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a mental and physical toll on kids

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June 17th, 2020

Article: SickKids doctors expect safe return to school for Ontario students in September

Medical experts from Toronto’s SickKids Hospital say children in Ontario should be able to return to school in September, even though the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely won’t be eradicated by then.

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September 10, 2019 

Article: Sick Kids docs take aim at preventing youth suicide

Rising youth suicide rates have prompted doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to launch a clinical trial aimed at testing whether involving families in treatment could prevent such deaths across the country.

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September 10, 2019

Article: Youth suicide prevention program aims to expand across Canada

Rising youth suicide rates have prompted doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to launch a clinical trial aimed at testing whether involving families in treatment could prevent such deaths across the country.

September 10th, 2019

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May 10th, 2022

Recognizing signs of child and youth mental distress: A guide for parents and caregivers

As parents and caregivers, we need to be attuned to children’s mental health by checking in with them, talking openly about ways of promoting mental health, watching for changes in their mood and behaviour, and seeking out help when they seem “stuck”.