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December 20, 2021
Ep. 14 - Deep Dive into Mental Health - Is it a Tiger or a Rabbit?

Even though this time of year should be Merry and Bright it can be a difficult time for many... Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health is important at every...


Even though this time of year should be Merry and Bright it can be a difficult time for many...

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Mental health becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function.

Mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. It is important to take care of our Brain Health

Today my guest is Dr. Emily Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, she is a pediatrician specialized in general outpatient care, primary care, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

"I listen to what the family is saying, but also for what they may not know how to articulate. My expertise is associating the mind-body connection, and I believe brain health, along with good nutrition and exercise, is critical to a child‘s development.”

Clinical Interests include -
Early identification and treatment of mental health risk factors; improving awareness and prevention of mental health disorders in youth; childhood depression; anxiety disorders; ADHD

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and enjoys puzzles, baking bread and desserts for others, and meeting new people!

Quotes to Remember:

“Thoughts, are they accurate and is it helpful?”

“Stop ANTS = Autonomic Negative Thoughts!”

“When you have an anxious kid it is natural to accommodate, Parents need to shift into the coach mode to help reinforce to their kid that they are ok.”

“Reflect on what worked, what didn’t and what we can do to help move forward.”

“It is important to be Mentally Healthy.” 

Dr. Emily Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP Profile Photo

Dr. Emily Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP

MD

Pediatrician specialized in general outpatient care, primary care, and child and adolescent
psychiatry.
"I listen to what the family is saying, but also for what they may not know how to articulate. My
expertise is associating the mind-body connection, and I believe brain health, along with good
nutrition and exercise, is critical to a child‘s development.”
Clinical Interests include -
Early identification and treatment of mental health risk factors; improving awareness and
prevention of mental health disorders in youth; childhood depression; anxiety disorders; ADHD
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
enjoys puzzles, baking bread and desserts for others, and meeting new people.