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The terrible toll of COVID-19 on youth mental health

By Dr. Stephanie McGencey, American Youth Policy Forum The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the health and well-being of youth and young adults. Already alarming rates of depression, suicide, and anxiety are exacerbated by the isolation, contact restrictions, and economic challenges brought on by the pandemic. Black, Indigenous, and other youth of color (BIYOC); youth involved in the […]

The State of Young People during COVID-19 Infographic

By America’s Promise Alliance Findings from a nationally representative survey of high school students. The survey of 3,300 young people aged 13-19 was conducted by the Center of Promise at America’s Promise Alliance in late April and early May 2020; two thirds of the respondents had been out of school for more than four weeks. […]

The multitude and magnitude of coronavirus stressors on children

The perfect storm of insecurities and isolation creates a setup for mental health concerns and crisis. At BMC, at least 10 percent of parents have requested behavioral health support. By Barry Zuckerman and Katherine Gergen Barnett We’re months into the “new normal’’ of the coronavirus pandemic: social distancing, economic lockdowns, isolating ourselves from one another. […]

Using a life course perspective to predict short- and long-term consequences of COVID-19

Settersten, R. A., Jr., Bernardi, L., Härkönen, J., Antonucci, T. C., Dykstra, P. A., Heckhausen, J., Kuh, D., Mayer, K. U., Moen, P., Mortimer, J. T., Mulder, C. H., Smeeding, T. M., van der Lippe, T., Hagestad, G. O., Kohli, M., Levy, R., Schoon, I., & Thomson, E. (2020). Understanding the effects of Covid-19 through a life course lens. Advances in […]

Why teens may never be the same after the pandemic

By Scottie Andrew, There will be no graduation for the Class of 2020 — at least not one that would’ve forced seniors to wake up early and file into an auditorium with their peers, dressed in flimsy gowns and caps they’ve been told they can’t throw. Prom is canceled, too — so the budget that […]

Woman with phone, worried about corona virus.

Coping with fear and sadness during a pandemic

As we’ve discussed repeatedly, the effects of the coronavirus seem to know no bounds, infiltrating every part of daily life. While the practical ramifications range from the loss of jobs, to the need for social distancing, travel limitations, and much more, the implications for the mental health of you and your loved ones are also substantial. […]

Coping with COVID-19 in Community

by Lizabeth Roemer, PhD and Bryan Balvaneda, MA for ADAA Each of us is facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that impact our ability to respond effectively. Some of us are facing severe financial costs, heightened risk due to age or physical conditions, experiences of racism and other forms of discrimination, systemic inequities and […]