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What are Mental Health Mondays? It’s a virtual series on that connects Lee Health partners and Southwest Florida mental health advocates with the regions families to share expert advice, resources, as well as at-home activities for kids.

Streamed live every Monday, the segments will feature psychologists, therapists, physicians, child advocates as well as other art, mind and body professionals to help caregivers with their child’s mental health. These experts will speak on a different aspect of mental health and answer questions from viewers. The segments will be available to view after the live stream has ended for those unable to watch during the scheduled time.

Dr. Paul Simeone, VP and medical director of behavioral health at Lee Health, kicked off the series on April 6 with important tips to help your children cope with the impact of COVID-19.

“This is an especially vulnerable time for all of us, particularly for children who no longer have structure in their lives, who may be confused about social distancing, and experiencing anxiety over losing someone they love or getting sick themselves,” shared Dr. Simeone. “With our partners in the community, we are finding new and innovative ways of coming together, reaching families that are stressed, and working hard to meet the pediatric mental healthcare needs in our region.”

Upcoming Topics

View the Kids’ Minds Matter Facebook page for a list of upcoming segments at

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