Better Magazine is a lifestyle publication that focuses on creating positive connections that inspires readers to live a greater purpose. In their article, “Mental Health and Kids: How Parents Can Recognize Anxiety and Depression Signs in Children” by Donna Berry Class, Better brings to light how mental health in youth is more prominent than ever as a result of the pandemic. Fears and anxiety of being in classrooms during a pandemic has become common for students.
However, the article focuses on how students who already live with depression and anxiety have been experiencing worsening symptoms. Beyond Differences was referenced for our work in ending social isolation, and how simple acknowledgment and validation are a stepping stone to addressing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
The article also details how to recognize worsening symptoms in children, states that are taking action to address mental health head-on, and resources you can turn to now for support. Check out the article here!