In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, health has become a top priority for every family. Thankfully, children are at a lesser risk of contracting the virus. However, even if their physical health is secure, their mental health may not be.
Experts from the Philippine Mental Health Association have determined that children (and their parents) are struggling with their mental well-being amidst the current circumstances. Knowing the risk of the virus, being isolated from friends due to community quarantine, switching from traditional to online learning—these are all factors that contribute to feelings of stress, anxiety, and loneliness.
Below are some of the ways to improve the mental health of your children in these difficult times.