The sudden appearance of Covid-19 has caused a lot of fear and uncertainty about the future, changing the world as we know it.
It is understandable why staying at home has been necessary to save lives, although this can still contribute to new and existing issues.
Feeling isolated can be challenging in everyday life; with Social Distancing and Self-Isolation, teens can feel lonelier than ever before when missing their social groups and trying to maintain online relationships.
If struggling to focus on studies and attend online classes, there may be feelings of being left behind classmates, creating anxiety around returning to school.
Boredom, frustration and arguments can develop when “stuck" at home or sharing each other’s space for long periods of time.
Receiving mixed messages on the appropriate guidelines for lock down, has caused confusion for those wanting to leave the house, but fear doing so. Especially if worried for the well being of a family member working in a front line position.
Many have experienced a feeling of loss, whether this be from a way of living, parents becoming unemployed, or those currently grieving a loved one passing.
It can be helpful for teens to have support with their responses and emotions through these challenges.