Vitality & Self-Care
How Teen Mental Health Is Trending
The past year has been a taxing one. For many teenagers this has involved a disruption in their education, a personal experience of sickness or loss, and the inability to spend time doing things teens are known for like playing sports, going to parties, making music, going to the mall or getting outside. One educator we work with reflected back on the things that he remembered most about high school and realized that none of those opportunities were currently available to most teens saying "COVID has stolen their youth". Even before the pandemic, today’s teenagers faced different challenges than previous generations. But are today’s teenagers really that different from past generations?