Episode 121: Dr. Ariana Hoet – The Movement for Children’s Mental Health

Dr. Hoet works in Pediatric Primary Care where she serves primarily Latino and Somali immigrant children. She is also a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University.

She is the clinical director for On Our Sleeves which is an amazing resource. It is a movement for children’s mental health. On Our Sleeves provides free resources that help break stigmas and start conversation.

What we talked about:

3:10- Introduction to Dr. Ariana Hoet and her work

7:45- Being an immigrant to the United States and how that has impacted her own mental health

11:00- What her support system looked like from her parents regarding her mental health

13:25- How to open up the conversation about mental health to our kids

15:25- Behavior activation

19:10- Barriers to entry with therapy

21:50- Simple ways to help a child experiencing anxiety

26:10- Working with diverse groups of people

29:10- How to support other students of diverse backgrounds in regard to mental health

32:00- Teaching our kids to be allies

34:30- First steps to getting your kids help

38:20- Language to use around our kids surrounding mental health

43:40- How to support On Our Sleeves

44:45- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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