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Children may face mental health issues because of the pandemic

Potential impacts of the pandemic are likely predictable thanks to former research, while other impacts will only be noticed as time goes by.

At the moment, URMC Director of the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry Dr. Susan McDaniel, says there is a surge in mental health needs in doctors offices.

The worry is for children facing these issues and the effects it could have on them.


Studies have proven that childhood trauma has a direct impact on adulthood chronic illness and earlier death.

Some ways to combat the effects of the pandemic on children is to practice what they would view as “self care.”

This includes interacting with people they care about, playing with them, playing outside, and fostering a positive environment.



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