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marmar

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Sat Jan 23, 2021, 11:45 AM Jan 2021

Teens feeling disconnected, hopeless due to COVID-19 raises alarm for parents, experts


(CBC News) Ten months into the coronavirus pandemic, Toronto teen Serena Sri is sorely missing all the "amazing" things about adolescent life, from spirit days, intramural sports and learning in-person at her high school in the city's west end to hanging out with friends and attending her beloved hip-hop dance class.

"I'm really a social person and I love being around people. With the pandemic, we can't do that," she said.

"I kind of feel more alone and I kind of... shut down in a sense. And I lose my motivation to do anything, even simple things in my daily life."

The pandemic has also had a negative effect on Edmonton student Quinncy Raven-Jackson, who says a more solitary life under COVID-19 restrictions has exacerbated the anxiety disorder he's been dealing with.

"I have difficulty with social interaction sometimes, so not seeing people, I sometimes forget how much these people care about me and stuff like that. So it was very lonely," said the 19-year-old University of Alberta freshman. ...............(more)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/covid-teens-mental-health-1.5884240




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Teens feeling disconnected, hopeless due to COVID-19 raises alarm for parents, experts (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
Great info...thanks samnsara Jan 2021 #1
I've noticed this with my 13-year-old... Blue_playwright Jan 2021 #2
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