#insideMWHC sat down with Licensed Professional Counselor LaToya Ray and
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Stephanie Fidgeon from Mary Washington
Hospital Snowden at Fredericksburg, to talk about strategies in helping
your child to identify and express emotion, and steps to take if you feel
like your child is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts.
This podcast was recorded in February before the outbreak of COVID-19 closed
schools and changed our way of life, but the advice from our experts will
Please know that if your child displays emotions and/or behaviors which
cause concern, contacting a therapist is always a good option. If your
child makes statements or displays behaviors consistent with wanting to
hurt themself or others, contact 911 or bring your child to emergency
Two excellent local resources are
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg (540.371.2704) or the
Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (540.373.6876).