Gene Beresin, Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Gene Beresin, Executive Director

Gene Beresin, M.D. is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a full professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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Social-Emotionally Supporting Your Child In a Pandemic School Year (Canada Talks Sirius XM)

September 17, 2020

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Social-Emotionally Supporting Your Child In a Pandemic School Year (Canada Talks Sirius XM)

Dr. Gene Beresin joined Matt Gurney on Mornings on Canada Talks, Sirius XM Canada Talks, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.   Schools are opening up across Canada and the United States. Whether in-person or remote, parents have a lot of concerns for their kids this year, like coping with uncertainty and dealing with technical challenges. […]

Moving Towards Anti-Racism for Our Future Generations – Shrinking It Down

July 29, 2020

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Moving Towards Anti-Racism for Our Future Generations – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” If you’re Black or Brown and growing up in America, it’s noticeable from a very young age that something feels off. That’s because, no matter where you go, there is a layered, structural unfairness that plays out. The harmful impact of this […]

Cómo ayudar a los jóvenes a sobrellevar el dolor y la pérdida durante COVID-19

July 28, 2020

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Cómo ayudar a los jóvenes a sobrellevar el dolor y la pérdida durante COVID-19

La nueva pandemia de coronavirus ha planteado una nueva forma de vida para todos nosotros. Más allá de las preocupaciones sobre el contagio, la prevención o la desaceleración de su propagación, y los temores de enfermedad y acceso a la atención médica, una cosa está clara. Todos enfrentamos dolor y pérdida. La mayor pérdida es […]

11 Consejos de Auto-Cuidado para Adolescentes y Adultos Jóvenes

July 27, 2020

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11 Consejos de Auto-Cuidado para Adolescentes y Adultos Jóvenes

Estrés. Los adolescentes y adultos jóvenes ahora están más estresados, ansiosos, deprimidos y solos que nunca – al menos en los Estados Unidos.  A primera vista, es difícil aceptar este hecho. “Es más fácil, muy más fácil para hablar con mi perro que hablando con mis padres o con mis amigos. Él me entiendes. Él […]

Cuando los adolescentes hablan de suicidio: lo que necesita saber

July 23, 2020

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Cuando los adolescentes hablan de suicidio: lo que necesita saber

Este es el tipo de llamada que recibimos con mucha frecuencia: Doctor, mi hijo dijo que ya no le importa vivir. Ha estado realmente molesto por un tiempo, y cuando su novia rompió las cosas, simplemente se apagó. No hace falta decir que situaciones como esta son terriblemente aterradoras para los padres. Los niños rompen […]

Anger Management: How to Help You and Your Kids Stay in Control

July 15, 2020

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Anger Management: How to Help You and Your Kids Stay in Control

Everyone gets angry from time to time — parents and kids alike. Anger is a normal emotion that’s part of the “fight or flight” response. This means it’s an emotion that informs us that something in our lives is threatening, frustrating, upsetting, or unfair. Many situations make us feel angry, such as conflicts in our […]

Desordenes del Juego

June 26, 2020

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Desordenes del Juego

“Él está jugando juegos todo el tiempo. ¡Cada oportunidad que tenga! Desde el momento en que llega a casa hasta la hora de acostarse, está en su habitación con esa computadora. Y casi no pasa tiempo con la familia. ¿Es adicto? Estoy realmente preocupado.” No puedo decirles cuántas veces he escuchado esta o alguna variación […]

Medications: For Better or Worse? – Shrinking It Down

June 24, 2020

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Medications: For Better or Worse? – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” Many parents of kids struggling with a mental health issue have concerns – even fears – about medication as a part of treatment. Will it help? Will it hurt? What are the side effects? Today, Dr. Tim Wilens, chief of the Division of […]

Managing Challenging Behavior in Kids During Stressful Times – Shrinking It Down

June 10, 2020

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Managing Challenging Behavior in Kids During Stressful Times – Shrinking It Down

Tune in wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for “Shrinking It Down.” These past months and weeks have put tremendous stress on families across the country, on top of the daily challenges we were already navigating. And under tremendous stress, it can become even harder to regulate our emotions, leaving our kids – and […]

Minneapolis: Helping Young People to Understand and Stay Safe

June 5, 2020

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Minneapolis: Helping Young People to Understand and Stay Safe

This is not the first time we have had to help our kids process a horrifying situation like this. The unfolding of events over the past week, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, share stark similarities with the unrest following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, over five years ago. We […]