Expert works to remove fear, stigma from mental health checkups

ST. LOUIS- Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If a child has a toothache or the flu, it’s easy for most adults to explain what happens during a trip to the dentist or doctor, but when it comes to mental health, many parents may not know where to begin, or how to calm a child’s fears and they may have plenty of fears of their own. One expert is working to destigmatize mental health issues by bringing them front and center.

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