This week marks a full year since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic, and experts are increasingly concerned about the toll it is taking on the mental health of young people in the United States. With in-person classes closed for months for many students, there are also concerns the risks of youth suicide are being exacerbated. Stephanie Sy reports.
Ruchita Agrawal, M.D., associate chief medical officer for Seven Counties Services in Louisville, and Joseph Bargione, Ph.D., a former lead psychologist for 25 years with Jefferson County Public Schools and a leader with the Bounce Coalition, discuss mental health and wellness issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among young people.
College students have long been prone to stress, anxiety and depression. And three out of four Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 report poor mental health tied to the pandemic, according to the CDC. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our ongoing series, “Rethinking College.”
Chances are the final weeks of 2020 look markedly different than what you would’ve predicted back in January, and regardless of your circumstances, it’s likely that COVID-19 and other experiences from an unprecedented year are affecting your mental health. Here are some tips to help you manage your mental health and even celebrate the season during this difficult time, as well as resources to turn to if you or a loved one needs a hand.
On Tuesday, Dec. 8 2020, KET presented a screening and panel discussion focused on the research surrounding trauma and toxic stress. Host Renee Shaw and a diverse panel weighed in with their insights and solutions, including how to address racial trauma and the impact of COVID-19. This program was funded in part by a grant from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
Just as our understanding of trauma’s long-term impacts has grown in recent years, so too has our grasp of how to treat and prevent it. And this evolution has continued during the pandemic, forcing those who are giving and receiving treatment to adapt. Special correspondent Cat Wise and producer Rachel Wellford report as part of our series, “Invisible Scars: America's Childhood Trauma Crisis."
Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and its consequences can be devastating. Those experiencing high levels of trauma can see dramatically lower life expectancies, and the CDC estimates it accounts for billions of dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports as part of our series, “Invisible Scars: America’s Childhood Trauma Crisis."
Renee Shaw and guests discuss COVID-19’s impact on special education and student mental health. Guests include: Eric Friedlander, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services; Gretta Hylton, associate commissioner at the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Early Learning; and Allison Slone, special education teacher at McBrayer Elementary School.