Raise Your Hand
The past year has been challenging for all of us, but children and youth have been hit especially hard with stress, social isolation, and the loss of in-class learning and other routine activities. Studies indicate that the pandemic has taken a toll on mood and anxiety levels among kids and teens, underlining the critical importance of mental health care.
Fourth-year Neuroscience and Mental Health student Jennifer Vorobej created the poem below to encourage children and youth to ask for help when they need it through services like Kids Help Phone. It's okay to not be okay!
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