The Walz administration is raising awareness of mental health services for children and families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sue Abderholden is Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota and says…

“We have an administration who does care about children’s mental health and that they want to make sure that we are addressing these needs early, not waiting until these children become adults but really recognizing that COVID and racism are impacting kids’ mental health and we need to be sure that we’re addressing it.”

Abderholden recommends if you have a child in K-12 who is struggling, you should contact your school district–or call your insurance company and find the name of a therapist in your network.