During this increasingly unnerving era, talking to kids about tragedies is even more essential

Jessica Borelli, an associate professor of psychological science at UC Irvine and a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in parent-child relationships and children’s mental health [said], “Kids have been really struggling this year,” she said in reference to the pandemic. “Certain kids have experienced a lot of mental health outcomes, and they may not be able to handle what they may perceive as another big, scary thing.”