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Athens News Matters: Kids and Mental Health

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The pandemic and the long-term closure of schools for in-person learning can have a deleterious, even catastrophic, effect on the mental health of kids.

We talk with local professionals about how kids are coping, and why some face more obstacles than others.

National Play Therapy Week: February 1-6

According to local counselor Leigh Ellen Magness, play therapy is "the strategic use of play in therapy to help kids process and identify their feelings. Play is the language of children and their play can often communicate what their words may not."

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