Mental health affects how children think, feel, and act. It impacts how they relate to themselves and others, manage change and stress, and handle other life situations. It also is critical to how children explore their environment, develop, and learn.
Since the pandemic began, rates of psychological distress among young people have increased. The pandemic is most heavily affecting those who were already vulnerable. This includes youth with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, LBGTQ+ youth, and other marginalized communities.
Learn more at: www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org