Why Kids’ Anxiety Is at an All-Time High
written by Dr. Liz Matheis, published on Psychology Today
Here we are, one year and 8 months after the start of the pandemic, still battling its effects, and we are exhausted and overwhelmed. Our children, teens, and young adults continue to hear about new variants of the virus, which makes us believe that this is not over yet.
Adults, parents, and children everywhere are struggling with heightened levels of anxiety and as mental health professionals, there is more need than there is supply. We are seeing the anxiety across the lifespan. Isolation has led to feelings of anxiety and ultimately sadness as there seems to be a little end in sight.
What about the COVID-19 pandemic has created such heightened levels of anxiety for so many of our children?