Back to school COVID anxiety: Resources for parents & students
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 40% of Americans reported that they were struggling with their mental health during the first wave of the pandemic. Young adults reported mental health struggles at an even higher rate. And children may be struggling most of all.
In a national survey of parents by the JED Foundation, 59% reported that their child was experiencing mental health challenges during the pandemic. And now, with children returning to school, another level of potential anxiety may be added. In the JED Foundation survey, 72% of teens aged 13-18 reported concern about preparing emotionally for the school year. Click here to read more.