In Ford’s 2020 trends at the start of the year, loneliness had become a global epidemic. Little did we know that an actual pandemic would only heighten that for many – especially children. In fact, it was found in one study that children and adolescents are probably more likely to experience high rates of depression and probably anxiety during and after enforced isolation ends. So how do we give them the help and support they need? Some antidotes to loneliness may be easy things like dancing, hugs and nature. But neuro psychologist Sarah Murray, PhD will join us to share many more. Join Dr. Murray – who treats children of all ages from toddler to college – as she addresses the unique challenges kids are facing by age group, especially in today’s environment, tips on how parents might respond and clues for when to seek additional help.
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