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COVID-19 and Mental Health

By Erin McConnel

Many kids all over are struggling with their mental health right now due to COVID-19. We are all cooped up in our homes with little social interaction with our friends and family. It has made things hard.

Although it is difficult to get up and go to school everyday, I realized the importance of social interaction. The lack of in-person conversations and time with friends at school, has taken a toll on our mental health. It’s so impersonal to only have contact with friends and teachers alike over the internet. It can make one feel lonely and isolated at times, which can take a toll on our mental health and well being.

I compare our lives sometimes to the residents in the nursing homes, who have not had in-person contact with loved ones in months. They are dying from loneliness.

Covid-19 has affected many people's mental health in different ways due to lack of social interaction. Hopefully things will go back to normal and we can cherish the times we did have with friends and family and not take it for granted.

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