September is Suicide Prevention Month. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare is offering an awareness campaign on social media, and also giving away free trigger locks and medication lock boxes to help prevent suicide in kids and teens.
With changing school schedules, many families are dealing with having to pay extra child care costs. There's help available through programs like United Way of Roanoke Valley's Smart2Start and Child Care Aware of VA.
Dr. Carolyn Goodspeed of Goodspeed Learning Consultants says to keep kids reading each day, find creative ways to help them learn while they're home from school. She also suggests making a plan now for how you will navigate the upcoming school year.