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In Quick Takes, experts offer strategies for talking with kids about a variety of stresses they face growing up from day-to-day personal challenges to global crises. To view videos, click on the image. To download transcripts, click on links below.

Quick Takes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

July 8, 2021

Building Resilience a Day at a Time

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, Mass General Hospital, on simple, daily practices to build resilience. Watch: 4 minutes. Read transcript.

July 5, 2022

How Children Carry Memories Forward

Ruth, 105, on her father's death from the Spanish Flu. Dr. Paula K. Rauch and Dr. Archana Basu, from Mass General Hospital discuss how trauma is carried forward. Watch 5 minutes. Read transcript.

March 26, 2022

The War in Ukraine: Talking With Kids

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, Mass General Hospital, offers proven strategies for talking with kids about global crises. Watch 10 minutes. Read transcript.

February 15, 2022

Ongoing Conversations Build Resilience

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, Mass General Hospital, on why it's important to help kids continue to talk about their pandemic experiences. Watch 9 minutes. Read transcript.

September 7, 2021

Why the Ability to Listen is a Superpower Part II

Dr. Leslie Klein Garvin, Director of Counseling/Middle School Counselor at the National Cathedral School in Wash., DC describes the power of listening. Watch 3.5 minutes. Read transcript.

September 7, 2021

Why the Ability to Listen is a Superpower Part I

Dr. Leslie Klein Garvin, Director of Counseling/Middle School Counselor at the National Cathedral School in Wash., DC, Dr. Kerry Ressler, McLean Hospital, and Kercine Elie, mom of three, on the power of listening. Watch 4 minutes. Read transcript.

July 30, 2021

Preparing Kids for Transitions Ahead

Dr. J.J. Jenkins, Mass General Hospital, and Alicia Mezzoni, teacher from Dracut, MA preparing kids for uncertainty. Watch: 3 minutes. Read transcript.

November 21, 2022

Reflections on Depression

Former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw on her experience with depression. She and Jeanne Blake reflect on their 2007 interview for the video Depression: True Stories. Watch: 7 minutes. Read transcript.

August 5, 2021

The Delta Variant: Talking with Kids

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, Mass General Hospital, and 14-year-old Megan on building kids' resiliance. Watch: 6 minutes. Read transcript.

July 29, 2022

A Congressman's Story About Mental Health

U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton shares candidly about his mental health and 988 - the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Watch 18 minutes. Read transcript.

September 2, 2022

Back to School: A Focus on Mental Health

Ben Handrich, School Counselor, and Chris Moore, School Psychologist and K-12 Social-Emotional Health Coordinator in Salem, Oregon, share concerns and hopes for the school year. Watch: 13 minutes. Read transcript.

July 8, 2021

Talking About Your Family's Safety Rules

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, Mass General Hospital, on how families can discuss safety rules. Watch: 3.5 minutes. Read transcript.

 

November 14, 2022

Kids, Mental Health and Marijuana

Dr. Kevin Hill, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Assoc. Professor, Harvard Medical School, on how to talk with kids about marijuana.

Watch: 5 minutes. Read transcript.

 

February 10, 2021

Trauma or Hard Time?

Dr. Paula K. Rauch, Mass General Hospital, on the difference between trauma and having a hard time. Read transcript.