General Resources

In a Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

Watch an Interview

Throughout the pandemic, Kennedy Krieger’s experts gave interviews on a variety of topics relevant to families. Here are some:

Talking to Your Child About Mental Health

Tips from Dr. Carmen Lopez-Arvizu, Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Services at Kennedy Krieger Institute. 

The Do's:

  • Engage in conversation.
  • Be Present.
  • Empathize.
  • Reach out for help.

The Don'ts:

  • Don’t judge.
  • Don’t minimize their feelings.
  • Don’t ignore it.