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Although some youth are clearly reporting a negative effect on their social, personal and educational lives during the pandemic, the majority are responding to COVID-19 in ways that are developmentally and psychologically normal. (Canva)

Not as good as we want, not as bad as we’ve heard: Teen mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
Not only did youth mental health difficulties increase during COVID-19, but they became more prevalent as the pandemic persisted. (Shutterstock)

Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19

New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
Significant reform of youth mental health care in Canada is needed to address the high rates of mental illness in young people. (Unsplash/Devin Avery)

Falling through the safety net: Youth are at the heart of Canada’s mental health crisis

High rates of youth mental illness show the urgent need for accessible, affordable and research-backed mental health care. It’s crucial to include young people’s voices in shaping these resources.

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