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MNPS offers crisis hotline for children struggling with strong emotions as the pandemic drags on

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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.

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