MNPS offers crisis hotline for children struggling with strong emotions as the pandemic drags on
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville Schools and the Oasis Center are now offering a crisis hotline for Metro children who need someone to talk to as the pandemic drags on.
Young people ages 13 to 24 can call the hotline 24 hours a day at 615-327-4455.
MNPS notes the health crisis can cause feelings of isolation, bewilderment, boredom, anger and grief. Parents may see those emotions manifest in a variety of ways, including tears, anger, withdrawal, or even clingy behavior.
In addition, MNPS is offering stress reduction courses, videos and counseling. There's also a recommended five-step process parents are encouraged to practice as they help their children cope with the crisis.
You can find those resources listed here.