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The past 15 months have posed a variety of challenges for children and adolescent kids.
With the COVID-19 pandemic sending many to online or hybrid school and disproportionately affecting people of color and other populations, an increased number of children have been facing anxiety and depression or even substance abuse.
Experts from Michigan Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry addressed these issues in a webinar on ‘Children’s Mental Health and the Pandemic’, which can be watched in the video above. Specialists include:
Nasuh Malas, M.D., M.P.H., clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, discussed the impact of the pandemic on youth wellness and opportunities for a brighter future.
Angela Fish, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, discussed the impact of the pandemic on special populations, focusing on children with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder.
Charles Graham, Ph.D., LMSW, MA, a clinical social worker in the Department of Psychiatry, presented findings on adolescent substance use in the context of COVID-19.