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.