After the worst school year ever, here's what students want most

After the worst school year ever, here's what students want most
Posted on Jun 16 2021
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Throughout the pandemic, teens have been a constant focus for mental health professionals, as uncertainty and isolation led to increased depression and anxiety for young people. The ongoing crisis exacerbated mental health concerns, but even without a pandemic, young people make up a uniquely vulnerable population when it comes to mental health, Jennifer Rothman, senior manager for youth and young adult initiatives for NAMI says. "One of the main reasons we really want to reach more young people is that the earlier you can identify symptoms and warning signs of a mental health condition, the better the outcomes," Rothman explains. Schools are a primary source for mental healthcare for young people. They're hubs for information, resources, and counselors, as well as simply spaces to socialize.