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March 30, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

a teen with mask

Parents Report Worsening Mental Health In Teens One Year Into Pandemic

March 30, 2021 22:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

a teen with mask
Just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the US, parents are reporting worsening mental health in their teenagers. The CS Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine found that almost half of parents have noticed a worsening or new mental health condition in their teenagers since the start of the pandemic. Three in four say the pandemic has negatively impacted the social interactions of their teens. [More]

March 16, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

a teen outdoors pandemic

Time Spent Outdoors Could Counteract Negative Mental Health Impact of Pandemic On Teens

March 16, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

a teen outdoors pandemic
Time spent outside and nature-based activities could counteract some of the negative mental health impacts of COVID-19 on adolescents. Researchers from North Carolina State University found that outdoor based activities helped teens cope with major stressors, and restricting such opportunities could have negative mental health implications. [More]

February 28, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

an older lady

Robotic Dogs and Laughter Therapy May Reduce Loneliness During COVID-19

February 28, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

an older lady
Mindfulness, laughter and even robotic dogs may be some of the methods to help people cope with isolation and loneliness due to social distancing during COVID-19. Researchers from Cambridge’s School of Medicine undertook a review examining existing evidence on the different approach to curbing loneliness and isolation, and found there are options to suit everyone. [More]