Youth Mental Health
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
It has always been important to promote the mental wellness of youth. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more clear now that youth mental health should be a big priority. We can work together to make a difference. Youth mental health can be improved through raising awareness and promoting good habits.
COVID-19 and Youth Mental Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the younger generations in many unique ways. This can include changes to schooling, reduced in-person activities, effects on home life, and more. Some may also feel grief for the life experiences they have missed out on.
A recent Surgeon General Health Advisory shows that symptoms of anxiety and depression in young people have doubled during the pandemic. This is happening around the world, and here in our communities. The pandemic’s impact on youth is a complex issue. Though, there are some simple things we can all do to help.
Warning Signs and Preventative Tips
One of the best ways to promote youth mental health is to be aware. Responses to stress can be different for everyone. Some general things to lookout for can be:
- Excessive worry or sadness
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Unhealth sleeping patterns
- Difficulty with attention and concentration
There are many things that caregivers can do to help support those who are going through stress or mental health issues. According to the CDC, feeling connected to others is very beneficial for youth mental health. It is important for children and adolescents to build strong bonds and relationships with others. This can be achieved through school and family units. Feeling connected to others can also help reduce risk of drug use and violence. The CDC also recommends keeping a normal routine, encouraging expressing emotions, and providing reassurance. Learn more about resources for caregivers HERE.
Behavioral Health Services at Chapa-De
Chapa-De Indian Health has a team of psychiatrists and therapists that can help patients meet their goals for mental and emotional health. Our providers can work with patients on a variety of issues, which include:
- Mood Instability
- Child Behavioral and Emotional Problems
- And more!
Learn more about Behavioral Health services at Chapa-De, HERE.
For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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