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Due to the global pandemic, our world is full of more unknowns than ever before. Everything feels new and different, and with the pace at which things are changing, we’re all living outside of our comfort zones.
This is causing anxiety for many, which is a normal reaction to dealing with the many life changes we’re experiencing. For children and teenagers, certain components of this new world can be especially anxiety-producing, such as:
How can you help your child/teen manage pandemic-related anxiety? Here are five steps to mitigate and manage its severity:
Parents should watch for significant changes in their child’s functioning. If a child/teen is having difficulty completing schoolwork, isolating from friends and family, sleeping a lot more or less than usual, or having trouble managing emotions, further support may be needed.
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health has behavioral health professionals that specialize in identifying and treating adolescent anxiety. Our free behavioral health assessment will help determine if a child may benefit from weekly therapy or our Anxiety Program, a therapy-based day program. To connect with a certified therapist, please call 630-305-5027 and one of our assessment professionals will assist.
For updates on our planning and response efforts as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19, please check EEHealth.org/coronavirus.
Get more information about coronavirus from Healthy Driven Chicago.
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