Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Over the past two and a half years, we’ve been living in a pandemic. This has impacted our children in so many ways, particularly the state of their mental health. As we continue to see a rise in mental health concerns with children, we have to collectively pay attention to this crisis, and determine how we can offer support.
When a child’s mental health is impacted in a way that is harmful to themselves or those around them, it can be challenging to alter that behavior or even discuss it. Dr. Hoet is on the podcast today to discuss how we can help our child who has a mental health disorder, or strong emotions, and how we can work through them.
Ariana Hoet, PhD, is the clinical director of On Our Sleeves and a pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hoet is deeply passionate about making sure everyone has a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible and that people of all backgrounds are accepted and celebrated. Her personal experience as an immigrant from Maracaibo, Venezuela, has helped to fuel that passion.
Becoming a psychologist and working in the health field only increased her understanding of the importance of working toward inclusion and equity in our society. She hopes to further the mission of On Our Sleeves by providing inclusive resources helpful to all adults caring for children.
In today’s episode we also discuss how we can help a child who is feeling thoughts of suicide or other harmful emotions, and the best ways to go about being there for them.
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