Nevada Week | Children’s Mental Health and Alzheimer’s Disease Research
SEASON 4: EPISODE 43 | Airdate: 5/6/2022
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and according to a report released in April by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the mental health issues that adolescents had already been experiencing.
Sheldon Jacobs is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the vice president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Southern Nevada. He said before the pandemic he worked with kids struggling with depression and milder forms of anxiety, but since the pandemic, anxiety in kids has been “through the roof.”
He said he is getting daily calls from parents saying their kids are struggling with a lot of anxiety.
Janet Nordine is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and she is a registered play therapist at the Center for Connection. She said kids are anxious because of the isolation experienced during the pandemic. Even a year into being back with peers at school, kids are still feeling the anxiety, she said.
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