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Mental health experts help out SWFL schoolchildren, their families

Over the last year, a group called “mental health navigators” has helped some of the children most in need in our schools, reaching them before they’re in crisis. One of the navigators, Jeannine Sparkes, met the Fahey family three months ago. Now, she may as well be part of the family. “I call her almost […]

Younger people may take more time to mentally recover from pandemic

COVID-19 has affected all of us in different ways, whether it’s physically or mentally, but one younger generation may have an even harder time dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Experts who spoke with WINK News say how long it takes young people to bounce back might depend on their age. “When you don’t […]

Mental health struggles on the rise in kids; resources available in SWFL

The number of pediatric mental health visits is rising as more kids experience struggles during this time of social distancing and isolation. Southwest Florida is providing resources for those who need them most. Behavioral and health challenges forced Gabby Beaulieu to spend time away from school and friends in middle school. The isolation came with […]