Expert: Farmingdale Parents Should Monitor Teens' Grieving

Farmingdale parents are advised to watch for signs of depression in their children in the wake of the devastating crash on May 10 that killed five teens, a psychiatrist says.

Tina Walch, MD, South Oaks Hospital medical director and a psychiatrist, said the grieving process now and in the coming weeks and months is normal for most children. However, signs of them not enjoying things they usually would may raise a red flag.

"I think it's different for every child and every person responds in a different way, but parents know their children the best," Walch said. 

"After a reasonable time, and that could be weeks or even months, if they are still seeming to be processing that grief response, you may want to talk to someone," she added.


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