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Coronavirus Pandemic Strains Idaho Kids' Mental Health

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Even though COVID-19 seems to be not affecting children’s bodies as much as it is adults, the disease is not being so kind to children’s minds. No one is immune to the stress that comes with a pandemic and related quarantining. However, many mental health experts believe children may be at a particular risk.

Think about it: kids already live in a universe that is out of their control, and they can become especially shaken when the things they count on to give their world order are blown to bits.

 

Joining Idaho Matters today to talk more about this is Dr. Paula Griffith, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Services in Twin Falls.

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.