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Facing a Cancer Diagnosis: Strategies for the Whole Family

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Navigating a serious medical diagnosis is difficult, both for the person diagnosed and their loved ones. Hosts Jessica Reyes and Patricia Reyes and guest MHTN Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Bober provides guidance for parents facing the challenge of breaking difficult news to their children.

Communicating with Children About a Diagnosis 

Explain the diagnosis in a simple, age-appropriate way. Encourage them to ask questions and express their feelings.

Helping Children Whose Parents are Ill 

Be honest with them about the illness and the physical changes they might see. Maintain predictability and routines to offer a sense of security.

Supporting Parents of Sick Children 

It’s crucial for parents to prioritize their own mental health. Therapy and support groups can help them cope and build resilience.

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At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.

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