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Helping kids cope with grief in a time of crisis

The Menino Pavilion at Boston Medical Center. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Menino Pavilion at Boston Medical Center. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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More children and their families are seeking mental health services for their pandemic-related grief. A program at Boston Medical Center has seen a 50% increase in patients this year compared to last.

The Good Grief Program helps families and children who are grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, drug use, violence or other diseases.

Here & Now‘s Lisa Mullins speaks with Maureen Patterson-Fede, a social worker and clinician there, about childhood grief.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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