KMBC: Kansas City Counselor Says COVID-19's Effect on Teenagers' Mental Health is Far-Reaching

February 25, 2022

Two years into the pandemic, it's clear our world has changed. For teenagers, it could have long-lasting effects on mental health. It's being called a crisis nationwide.

"We're seeing a lot of children who have lost primary caregivers or grandparents that were very important who died from COVID. We are seeing kids really struggle to adjust as restrictions change, especially when it comes to school," said Amanda Davis, a counselor with Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center.

Amanda told KMBC that COVID-19's effect on children's mental health is far-reaching. It's magnified for those who were already struggling, but the trauma to those who had been thriving is also disturbing.

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