Going back to school can be exciting. It can also be terrifying, particularly for kids who have already experienced bullying, anxiety, stress, depression or trauma. Students today are grappling with intense experiences, social media and school shooting drills.

If you're feeling a whirlwind of back-to-school stress and anxiety, we have tips on how to help you and your child. Today we have the pleasure of interviewing Kim Ludwig, Director of Clinical Operations and a licensed clinical social worker at Research Psychiatric Center. We will be discussing all things back to school and mental health, including at-home coping strategies, internet and social media boundaries, modeling healthy behavior, and utilizing valuable resources in our area.

Research Psychiatric Center treats adolescents and adults and offers behavioral health assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach a mental health professional at (844) 207-4511.

Listen to podcast on the Kansas City Mom Collective website