COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected our physical health; it has taken a huge toll on our mental health as well.

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COVID-19 And Your Mental Health

Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. Social distancing makes it even more challenging. Learn ways to cope during this pandemic.

Coping With Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.

Coping With COVID-19: Managing Stress And Anxiety

Anxiety threatens to steal away our joy and peace by consuming our focus and kicking our imaginations into overdrive. Specifically with COVID-19, individuals are struggling with disquieting thoughts, such as worrying about infecting loved ones, dwelling on possible death, and feeling concerned for vulnerable populations.

The Pandemic’s Toll On Teen Mental Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last week warning that adolescent hospitalizations due to Covid-19 were on the rise. But it isn’t true. The CDC misrepresented the data and played down a more important finding that provides further evidence that pandemic-control measures are likely having a serious adverse impact on young people’s mental health.

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ANXIETY

Many adults have anxiety, but did you know that the number of teens with anxiety is at an all-time high? Having excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks is not uncommon for a person with anxiety disorder. 

TEEN SUPPORT

Children become preteens, and preteens mold into teenagers who then become young adults. KidsMatter has an abundance of resources for fourth graders to young adults who are managing academic, social and emotional stressors daily.

STRESS

Teen stress can rival an adult's, according to the American Psychological Association, but chronic stress for all Americans is becoming a national epidemic, especially for those who are 25 to 35 years of age. 

ABUSE & ADDICTION

Having your physical and mental health rely on a substance can add complexity and a loss of control to your life. KidsMatter relies on resources from our trusted and reputable partners to assist individuals and families understand why addiction and abuse happens and how to prevent it.

DIGITAL AWARENESS

Smartphones, tablets and other devices have been found to be directly linked to isolation, depression, and anxiety in individuals. KidsMatter regularly holds educational series aimed at educating the community on how to prevent digital addiction and practice a healthy balance of using technology.

SUICIDE

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and around 14 out of 100,000 people die each year from suicide. KidsMatter's #1 resource is our Crisis Text Line to assist those in crisis and our suicide resources can help you or someone you know who is in need.

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness, a popular meditation technique, allows you to focus your attention on things occurring in the present day, and can have an overall positive impact on both your physical and mental health by decreasing stress levels, sustaining attention spans and more.

PARENT SUPPORT

Parents need to learn about today’s toughest parenting challenges, and KidsMatter wants to help. We are a reliable source of expert information, resources, and suggestions when you don’t know where else to turn.

DEPRESSION

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that can cause severe symptoms that affect how you may feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression can happen at any age and to anyone, and even the most severe cases, can be treated.

COVID-19

Children become preteens, and preteens mold into teenagers who then become young adults. KidsMatter has an abundance of resources for fourth graders to young adults who are managing academic, social and emotional stressors daily.

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