Experts say it’s important to recognize the impact of the fear, loss and isolation the pandemic has caused on children’s mental health. Data from the Children’s Hospital Association show between April and October last year, hospitals saw a 24-percent increase in mental-health emergency visits by kids ages five to 11, but parents may not always recognize the symptoms. Dr. Shea Lott, with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals, says children experience grief differently than adults…
But Vicki Jay, C-E-O of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, notes the upheaval of the pandemic has impacts that will last a lifetime – and it has affected everyone.
A recent poll by the American Psychiatric Association showed 48 percent of parents said the pandemic has contributed to mental-health problems for at least one of their children.
COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve registered our first COVID death in over two weeks, we’re now at 958. We’ve got eight hospitalized confirmed with coronavirus, and 133 active cases. Our total case count is 46,857, that’s 28 more than Tuesday. A total of 217,565 shots have been administered in Rockland.