According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, forty-five percent of adults said the pandemic affected their mental health. But it’s not just adults for whom the pandemic has taken a mental toll. School closures, canceled graduations and proms, isolations from friends, and the possibility of colleges not opening this fall have all contributed to stress and anxiety for children and teens – particularly those with mental health issues or special needs.
Jenney Wilder, M.S. Ed., is the founder of AllKindsofTherapy.com [cts.vresp.com], an online resource that provides information about treatment programs, parent coach experts, teletherapy, and consultants who assist families in crisis. The site enables families to compare and evaluate the various interventions, support and treatments that are available to them.