COVID-19 is impacting everyone in different ways. Children and youth may not be going to school or daycare, can’t see their friends on a regular basis, and might not be able to even play outside.
Kids sometimes do not know how to communicate changes in feeling and emotion, making it vital that parents and caregivers pay close attention to their behavior and words for any indication that they may be struggling.
There are also things you can do while at home with your child to help them cope. Use these self-care and support strategies from the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help the children and youth in your life take care of their mental health.
For more information on ways to support your children, please visit these resources:
If your child consistently appears more angry or sad than usual, consider reaching out to a mental health professional or seeking online therapy. With the right information and resources, we can #BeTheDifference for the children and youth in our lives during COVID-19.
Learn more about how you can #BeTheDifference During COVID-19.
This information was provided by the MHFA curriculum and the CDC.