How teenagers can protect their mental health during COVID-19
Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class.
For teenagers facing life changes due to the outbreak or who are feeling anxious, isolated, and disappointed, know this: you are not alone. Expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author and monthly New York Times columnist Dr. Lisa Damour provides insight into what teens can do to practice self-care and look after their mental health.