It is quite possible that historians will mark this as one of the most volatile and consequential periods in the modern age. The pandemic, political divisiveness, international conflict, civil unrest, economic instability, and more—it has all taken a toll on our mental health. This is reflected in rising rates of anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental health challenges, as well as a collective sense of fatigue and burnout. While everyone has felt the toll of the past couple of years, our nation’s young people have been most affected. Worry about the health and well-being of loved ones, coupled with disrupted schedules and developmental phases, characterize the past; looking ahead, a sense of uncertainty grows with daily news reports. Unlike adults, however, youth lack the life experience and perspective that can help navigate these challenges.
You Are Here: Supporting Young People in Stressful Times
Source: JED Foundation