When Covid-19 began no one thought it would last this long. Or that is what I thought. I read this article, “I Felt Like I Was Suffocating” which gives an insight into many teens and their lives of remote learning, lock-downs, and the pandemic its self increasing anxiety and depression among teens. Before the pandemics, people’s lives were busy and able to socialize. Most days grew longer and lonely for many teens around the world. Many schools have been one of the main supports for the students as they attend school online. There are staff members that are available to email or set up a zoom meeting to have emotional support.
One teen said,”I felt like I was trapped my own house and everyone was far away.” Another said, “It’s sad and somewhat lonely.”
It is hitting us the hardest as we sit behind a computer all day. The social isolation of the pandemic has taken a metal toll on each and every American. Besides failing so many challenges there is always better days ahead.
I am impressed by your post , “Covid-19 Creating Anxiety and Depression ,” I feel like I can also relate to that. I feel like it was so overwhelming for everyone to have to stay home for so long without really any social life. It did start feeling a little lonely and everyday felt repetitive.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “. Besides failing so many challenges there is always better days ahead.” I think this is important because it´s positive, even if during this time things were challenging we have to be optimistic about how things are going to turn out. I feel like people should be hearing this more, if I read this while I was at home I would have felt a bit better.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it was informative and very optimistic. I never would have thought of it that way now if I hadn’t read this.