Study: Mental Health effects of School Closures During COVID-19 (Lancet)
“For some children with depression, there will be considerable difficulties adjusting back to normal life when school resumes….” Read more.
Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health (Active Minds)
“20% of college students say their mental health has worsened…” Read more.
Poll: Parents Say COVID-19 Harming Child’s Mental Health (Gallup)
“Nearly three in 10 (29%) say their child is “already experiencing harm” to their emotional or mental health because of social distancing and closures. Another 14% indicate their children are approaching their limits, saying they could continue social distancing a few more weeks until their mental health suffers.” Read more.
Article: “In a World ‘So Upside Down,’ the Virus Is Taking a Toll on Young People’s Mental Health” (New York Times)
“The shuttering of the American education system severed students from more than just classrooms, friends and extracurricular activities. It has also cut off an estimated 55 million children and teenagers from school staff members whose open doors and compassionate advice helped them build self-esteem, navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma….mental health experts worry about the psychological toll on a younger generation that was already experiencing soaring rates of depression, anxiety and suicide before the pandemic….” Read more.
Article: “COVID-19 Has Worsened the Student Mental-Health Crisis. Can Resilience Training Fix It?” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
“In some ways, the COVID-19 era seems like exactly the right time to educate students on how to manage the intense sadness, isolation, and anxiety they are feeling. But during the horrible natural experiment called coronavirus, is that the right message to send to students — to push through hardship, bounce back from failure, and come out stronger? Or should it be about empathy, compassion, and getting through this time in one piece?….” Read more.
Article: “The Growing Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 for Young Adults” (Health Central)
“As a parent, follow your gut… If you feel like something might not be right, it’s better to talk with them or find someone for them to talk to before it might spiral into something more serious.” Read more.