In addition to its physical toll, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the emotional and psychological well-being of children and young adults across the country. The pandemic has exposed the need to address the rising rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide among young people. Care providers fear that the pandemic, and the lack of action to address issues related to it, could have a long term negative impact on young people, especially LGBTQ, black, and brown youth.
This webinar will bring together experts to discuss the opportunities and strategies to help care for children and young adults' mental and physical health after a year of unprecedented challenges. Speakers will discuss:
The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the mental, emotional, and behavioral health problems of children and adolescents in the United States and efforts to promote children’s well-being
An organization's efforts to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing free resources, support centers, and access to 24/7 crisis services
A health plan foundation’s commitment to partnerships to strengthen and protect children’s mental health throughout the community