NSW Chief Psychiatrist’s advice to parents as children struggle in lockdown
The NSW Chief Psychiatrist is encouraging parents to check in with their children throughout the lockdown.
There has been a 31 per cent rise in children presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Dr Murray Wright told Ben Fordham parents should keep an eye out for changes in behaviour.
“We should assume every single person in the community is impacted by the pandemic and restrictions.
“Some kids will act out … some kids will withdraw, some kids, particularly younger kids, might become clingy and really insecure.”
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