Telehealth platform SAMI-Aid is hosting a free webinar on childhood mental health to aid parents in helping their children during these challenging times.
What: Webinar: Childhood Mental Health 101
When: Friday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. PT
Who: Hosted by SAMI-Aid; Featuring child psychiatrist Dr. Sara Heron, M.D.
SAMI-Aid Hosts Free Webinar on Childhood Mental Health
In first webinar of series, expert in child psychiatry will answer questions about helping children navigate mental health issues
San Jose, California (July 21, 2020) – Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, disruptions to school schedules, and reduction of social interactions, experts say the mental health of children in the United States is at greater risk than ever before. SAMI-Aid, a patient-focused telemedicine platform and healthcare concierge company, is hosting a free webinar titled “Childhood Mental Health 101” to aid parents in knowing the signs of mental health issues and identifying resources to help children navigate mental health issues they are experiencing. This webinar is the first in a series to help patients be more informed about their health options.
The Childhood Mental Health 101 webinar will be held on Friday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. PT and will feature Child Psychiatrist Dr. Sara Heron, M.D., who is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that millions of children were already suffering from mental health disorders, such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety, before the coronavirus pandemic became prevalent in the U.S. A new Gallup survey asked parents how long they could follow social distancing practices and COVID-19 closures before their child’s emotional or mental health would suffer. The survey found that 29% of parents say their children are already suffering. The survey also found that 37% of parents also say their children’s mental or emotional health would be at risk in the next few weeks or months.
As an additional resource, SAMI-Aid created an infographic to help parents understand important information about childhood mental health including data on how prevalent the issue is in the United States, signs to watch for that may indicate a mental health disorder, and how parents can help their children.
Parents can register for the free SAMI-Aid childhood mental health webinar at https://samiaid.clickmeeting.com/sami-health-bites-webinar-1. SAMI-Aid may also stream the webinar live on its Facebook page and YouTube channel. Future webinars will cover nutrition, adult telepsychiatry, and other relevant healthcare topics, details will be announced at a later date.
Founded in 2014, SAMI-Aid is an online healthcare concierge platform that features a searchable medical procedure pricing database, a dedicated call center for patient support, and 24/7 access to telemedicine doctors and nurses. Its platform is secure, HIPAA-compliant, user-friendly, and mobile-friendly, offering members 24/7 access to doctors and nurses, and exclusive medical pricing information which helps them save money on care. Based in San Jose, California, SAMI-Aid serves the entire US. The acronym SAMI stands for Smart Affordable Medical Information. For more information, visit sami-aid.com.