By Rubina Kapil on September 16, 2020
Starting a new school year is an exciting time but can also be a stressful one. Preparing for a new grade level, joining a new classroom and making new friends can cause feelings of anxiety and fear. This year adds COVID-19 to the mix, as children and youth face challenges such as physical distancing in schools and virtual learning.
That’s why it is important that as a parent, teacher, or caregiver, you are prepared to support the youth around you as they begin the next school year.
Use these tips from the Youth Mental Health First Aid Curriculum to help young people take care of their mental health when going back to school.
For more information on how to support young people, please visit these resources:
If you are worried that your child may be experiencing overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression, consider reaching out to a primary care physician or mental health professional for additional information and support.
Learn more about how you can #BeTheDifference with Youth Mental Health First Aid.