Students are returning to school with anxiety, grief and gaps in social skills – will there be enough mental health resources?

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

(THE CONVERSATION)- Even before COVID-19, as many as 1 in 6 young children had a diagnosed mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. New findings suggest a doubling of rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression among children and adolescents during the pandemic. One reason is that children’s well-being is tightly connected to family and community conditions such as stress and financial worries.

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