Uncertainty regarding the pandemic and disruption to normal routines has also had
significant impacts on children. While children are typically very resilient, some
may be struggling. They’re coming back from a school year like none other—one where
most had to put their social lives on hold and become skilled at learning remotely.
Read the latest “If it matters to you, it matters” UNC System email (PDF).

Featured in the email is Dr. Shimi Kang, a psychiatrist and author, who answers questions
about the mental health challenges children face as they return to school during the
COVID-19 pandemic and how to help them manage.

WATCH VIDEO (00:05:32) 

If you’re enrolled in medical coverage under the State Health Plan, don’t forget that
your coverage includes a broad array of mental and behavioral health benefits and
services, including office visits for a Primary Care Provider (PCP) copay ($0 copay
if you use a Clear Pricing Project (CPP) provider). If you cover your child as a dependent,
he/she can use these benefits to get help for any mental health issues they may be
experiencing.

Contact: Keyona McNeill

Oct. 1, 2021

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