Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Stress Amidst COVID-19
NEW YORK (August 17, 2020) -- Back-to-school season this year presents unique challenges for parents, teachers and students. Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, offers recommendations for parents to help their children cope with the anxiety and stress of back-to-school during COVID-19.
It is natural to be anxious during this time, but if anxiety begins to impair your child’s or your own ability to function, that is the time to seek professional assistance.
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness. These illnesses include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia, as well as research on suicide prevention. Since 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $408 million to fund more than 4,800 leading scientists around the world, which has led to over $4 billion in additional funding. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in research grants. BBRF operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants. BBRF is the producer of the Emmy® nominated public television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, which aims to remove the stigma of mental illness and demonstrate that with help, there is hope.