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COVID-19 and your child's mental health


Watch for signs of depression during COVID-19 and know how to support your child’s mental well-being

How is COVID-19 affecting children and teens' mental health?

"The number of children and teenagers seeking help for anxiety or depression during the pandemic is rising across the country. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the percentage of children ages 5-11 seeking mental health care at emergency departments in 2020 increased by 24% from 2019. For children ages 12-17, mental health-related emergency room visits increased 31% over the previous year."

The impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health

During childhood, sound mental health is every bit as important as physical health for achieving developmental milestones. It helps children with their emotional wellbeing and social skills.

"One thing that connects us all is that we are all going through this crisis together and doing our best to adapt to the new reality. Focus and dedication on the mental health and wellbeing of children and caregivers is just as important as taking precautions against the virus. We are in this together.”

UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore

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Over a million young orphans are the hidden victims of the Covid-19 pandemic

"We cannot allow any more victims, even if indirect, of this pandemic. we do not protect this generation, they run the risk of being left behind. 


As children lose one or even two parents, families are often pushed further into poverty, which can mean children will drop out of school and work, to help with the family income. These children will not return to school, and will likely be trapped in a cycle of poverty.”


Bidisha Pillai, Global Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns Director for Save the Children.

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Covid-19 devastating impact on children

"Experts estimate that the global total of COVID-19 deaths could eventually reach 10 to 40 million, which will inevitably leave many children without one or both parents or other caregivers. Orphaned children are particularly vulnerable to trafficking and other exploitation, including sexual exploitation, forced begging, selling goods on the streets, and other child labor. Older children often drop out of school to try to support younger siblings."