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Is Your Child Feeling the Effects of the Pandemic? 4 Signs They Might Need Mental Health Counseling

by Charlie Berry

The current pandemic has been hard on everyone, especially school-aged children. Isolation resulted in changes to educational plans, as well as a loss of socialization. Those changes have led to an increased occurrence of depression, anxiety, and other mental health-related issues. Unfortunately, children don't always let parents know when they're dealing with mental health issues. Sadly, that means that many parents don't know there's a problem with their child until it's too late. Luckily, there are steps you can take to identify mental health problems that your child might be experiencing during this current pandemic. Read the information provided below. If you recognize any of these changes, it's time to seek mental health counseling for your child. 

Their Mood Has Changed

It's not uncommon for children to experience slight mood changes from time to time, especially during times of upheaval. But, if your child has experienced significant mood changes since the start of the pandemic, there may be a cause for concern. This is especially true if your child has become increasingly irritable, or angry, or has experienced bouts of depression while they've been home. If you've noticed these types of mood changes since the covid-19 shutdown began, seek mental health help for your child as soon as possible. 

They've Changed Appearance

If your child is taking less of an interest in personal hygiene since the pandemic began, you might not have anything to worry about. Most kids will take a break from showers and clean clothes when they don't need to get ready for school. But, if your child has experienced a total change in their appearance, and seems to be disinterested in any form of personal hygiene, it's time to talk to a mental health professional. Your child could be suffering from depression as a result of the changes that have occurred during the pandemic. 

They've Lost Interest in Activities

The pandemic has resulted in the closure of most extra-curricular activities. If your child is unable to participate in their favorite extra-curricular activities, they may experience some sadness as a result. However, there should still be activities that your child can still enjoy, such as video games, movies, reading, and music. If your child has suddenly lost interest in those types of activities, there may be a cause for alarm. It might be time to seek mental health counseling for your child. 

They've Fallen Behind on Schooling

Finally, if your child has fallen behind on their schoolwork, they're not alone. Homeschooling, hybrid programs, and other changes have resulted in a loss of educational ground for many children. However, if your child has stopped doing schoolwork altogether, or has stopped putting their best effort into the work, they might be experiencing some covid-related mental health issues. Contact a mental health counselor near you as soon as possible. 


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Chiropractic Healing Works

I used to be skeptical about chiropractic healing. However, that was before I tried it for myself. I was in an accident that did serious damage to my back. I followed all of the doctor’s recommendations, did my physical therapy, and still didn’t feel any better. That was when I finally decided to try going to my friend’s chiropractor. It was such a relief when I finally started to feel better thanks to the great chiropractic care I received. That’s when I decided to start researching chiropractic care and how it could be used to treat different conditions. This blog contains the results of that research. If you’re looking for a way to feel better, you too may benefit from chiropractic healing. These articles will help you learn how.