Coping with Back to School Stress and Anxiety

(Ohio) – The National Institute of Mental Illness is hosting an upcoming Q&A as families prepare to send kids back to school.

The Q&A will be hosted on the NIMH Instagram page on Tuesday, August 11th at 1:00 p.m. ET. During the event, participants will be able to ask Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMA, questions about stress or anxiety in children and adolescents, as well as how to cope.

Learning what causes or triggers your stress and what coping techniques work for you can help reduce your anxiety and improve your transition back to school, according to officials.

  • To participate and/or follow the chat, you must have an Instagram account.
  • Visit @NIMHgov and ask questions via our Instagram story by clicking on the designated question sticker on August 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET
  • You will get a notification when your question is answered.
  • Follow @NIMHgov on Instagram for updates on the chat and other information about mental health research.

The chat will be archived in NIMH’s story highlights so you can access it after the event is over.

Note: The experts cannot provide specific medical advice or referrals. Please consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions. If you need help finding a provider, visit

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