How To Take Care Of Mental Health Among Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

PUBLISHED ON: June 24, 2021 | Duration: 18 min, 37 sec

  
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COVID-19 pandemic has forced children to stay inside their house for over a year. The pandemic came not just with the threat to the health, but it also brought with it some major changes to lifestyle for children. Social isolation, zero physical activities, disrupted routines have led to stress, disappointments, fear, grief, anxiety and depression among children. To learn about how to deal with the situation and how to help children cope with the impacts of COVID-19 and the lockdown, NDTV spoke with Dr. Amit Sen, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Director and Co-Founder of Children First, a Delhi based child and adolescent mental health service. Dr Sen explained about the symptoms that parents should look out for to know if their children are going through stress and recommended ways to help them cope with the uncertainties brought upon people by the pandemic.
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