If your child has mental health issues, you likely have many questions. We have collected an assortment of information that may be helpful for self-education. Our subject-matter experts have also spoken to the media about current mental health trends. 


In The News

FOX Baltimore: Mental Health Expert on the Dangers of ‘Bed Rotting,’ 8/24/23

CBS BaltimoreKennedy Krieger Institute Advocates for Youth Mental Health Awareness, 5/29/23 

WEAA’s Two Way TalkImpact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health, 5/26/23 

The Baltimore Banner: Amanda Bynes and the Evolution of How We Talk about Mental Health, 3/27/23

WEAA’s Two-Way Talk: Mental Health and Children, 5/12/22

Dr. Carmen Lopez-Arvizu, medical director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Program at Kennedy Krieger, explains why early intervention is so important when children face traumatic experiences. Listen to the segment.

Telemundo Washington: Especialista local cuenta cómo cuidar de tu salud mental durante la pandemia, 2/7/22

In this interview, conducted in Spanish, Dr. Carmen López-Arvizu, psychiatrist, explains the barriers to mental health care in the Hispanic community. Watch her interview

FOX Baltimore: Supporting Youth Mental Health, 12/21/21

More children and teens are experiencing mental health issues as the result of the pandemic, and Dr. John Campo, vice president of Psychiatric Services, discusses the problem and how parents can help. Watch the interview.

NBC National News: Family Advocates for Mental Health Resources Amid High Latino Depression Rates, 10/28/21

Dr. Carmen López-Arvizu describes the ways the pandemic has uniquely affected the Hispanic community as well as other barriers to mental health care that Latinos face. Watch here. The story also ran in Spanish on Telemundo. Watch it in Spanish.

NBC Baltimore, Back to School Presents Uncertainty for Some Children, 8/15/21

Uncertainty around the school year remains as the pandemic continues, and Dr. Souraya Torbey, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, relays how children may react to this. Learn more.

NBC Baltimore, Back to School Anxiety, 8/8/21

Psychiatrist Dr. Carmen Lopez-Arvizu provides parents with tips to help children anxious about returning to school this year. Watch the story.

Baltimore Sun: One Year after Deadly Blast, Lebanese Doctors in Baltimore Area Wear Invisible Scars, 8/4/21

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Souraya Torbey surveyed hundreds of Lebanese ex-patriots after last year’s explosion in Beirut. She and other researchers discovered some unexpected findings about traumatic stress. Learn more.

Fox Baltimore: Children and Mental Health in the New Year, 1/24/21

Dr. Carmen Lopez-Arvizu, medical director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Program, talks about the importance of mental health awareness for children and teens, and when a family needs to talk to a mental health professional. Here’s the interview.

Baltimore’s Child: Understanding Depression and Disability in Children, 11/17/2020

Dr. Carmen López-Arvizu, medical director of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s psychiatric mental health program, discusses the risk of depression in adolescents with disabilities. Learn more here.

WYPR-FM: Suicide: What to Watch For in Young People, 9/10/2020

Dr. Carmen Lopez-Arvizumedical director of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s psychiatric mental health program, describes the warning signs for suicide that parents can watch for in children. Listen here for her insights.