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Pandemic isolation: How COVID-19 has impacted teens' mental health

CA, 05 Jun 2021
As many students in Ontario continue to study from home as they have for most of their school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the isolation from friends, disruptions from classes, and not being able to attend important social events or rites of passage like graduations, proms or sporting events, has impacted teens' mental health and their families.

In February, SickKids released troubling results of a survey showing 70 per cent of children and youth ages six to 18 experienced harm to their mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found children and youth experienced similar overall mental health impacts no matter their clinical history.

Caryn Lieberman talks to concerned parents, teenagers, and health experts in this three-part series on teens and mental health.

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