April 8, 2021
via online meeting platform
Free & open to Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, & Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health
Pandemic Parenting: Supporting Teen Mental Health
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Parenting teens through the years 2020 and 2021 has brought challenges we couldn’t have imagined. For most, the stressors have been layering on top of one another without relief. The news about teens and young adults has been particularly concerning with 64% of teens believe that COVID-19 will have lasting impacts on their generation’s mental health. And, rates of anxiety and depression have been skyrocketing with a 44% increase of teen visits to the hospital emergency department for psychiatric crises. Although this is alarming, there are actions you can take to support the teens in your life. We can start by ensuring that you and other parents, guardians, and caring adults get the education needed to help teens and young adults feel more secure for their future. And while your own stress may be sky-high, there are practical ways adults can support the entire family’s mental health and well-being.