Articles by Susan Swick, M.D., M.P.H.

Susan Swick, M.D., M.P.H. is the chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where she also directs the Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at the hospital’s Vernon Cancer Center. Additionally, she is an instructor in psychiatry for Massachusetts General Hospital’s division of child and adolescent psychiatry and for Harvard Medical School, where she directs a course on parent guidance for the child psychiatry fellows.

 

 

Talking To Children About A Sibling’s Mental Illness – 8 Tips for Parents

April 7, 2016

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Talking To Children About A Sibling’s Mental Illness – 8 Tips for Parents

It seemed like just another Wednesday evening. After the routine disagreements and struggles over homework, everyone sat down together to eat dinner and talk about their day. Afterwards, the twins (a boy and girl, age 9) settled in for a game of Uno while their 14-year-old sister went upstairs to finish her homework. When the […]

Raising Resilient Children

October 28, 2013

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Raising Resilient Children

This has been a tough year to be a parent. From deadly school shootings, tornadoes tearing through elementary schools, and bombings by homegrown terrorists, to the steady stream of discouraging news on the cost of higher education and the lack of good jobs awaiting young graduates, it has felt like there are more and more […]