US Centers with the help of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published a study on more than a third of high school students who were going through poor mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic health. As everyone was locked in their homes, people especially children's had no means of communication through physical contact, sitting in one place in front of a screen affects badly health. In some places, children were not even meeting other members of the family, while staying in the same home, not sharing or expressing your emotions affects so badly on the mental health of teenagers.
44% of high school students said they constantly felt sad or hopeless throughout the year, as there were no means of communication.
The new assessment also defined some of the undue challenges children have faced during the pandemic. More than half said they had experienced emotional abuse from someone or another person in the household, while more than a quarter said that a parent or other adult in their household had lost their, as domestic violence is also a major reason behind bad mental health, children's were the victims of it which manipulates in changing the mindsets of the children. Additionally, more than a third of students said they had experienced racism before or at some point during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The highest levels were suggested among Asians, African Americans, and other multiracial students, as people were so much into social media, that the trend was all about tweeting, posting, and sharing content on their profiles. Students were not aware of what they are sharing, will it affect others? In the end, it was all about getting more likes and views on the post.
“This information is an echo of a call for help,” said Debra Houry, deputy director of the CDC.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has created worrying stressors that can further erode the intellectual well-being of students. Our studies show that with the right help around them, adolescents can thwart these developments and help our young people now and in the future”.