COVID-19 Is Taking A Toll On Students’ Mental Health

Virus Outbreak Kids in Crisis
Laura Dilts, of Barre, Mass., holds a photograph of her 16-year-old son outside the Worcester Recovery Center, where he is a resident patient receiving assistance for his mental health, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Worcester, Mass. The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising emergency room visits and longer waits for U.S. children and teens facing mental health issues. Charles Krupa / AP Photo
Virus Outbreak Kids in Crisis
Laura Dilts, of Barre, Mass., holds a photograph of her 16-year-old son outside the Worcester Recovery Center, where he is a resident patient receiving assistance for his mental health, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Worcester, Mass. The coronavirus pandemic has led to rising emergency room visits and longer waits for U.S. children and teens facing mental health issues. Charles Krupa / AP Photo

COVID-19 Is Taking A Toll On Students’ Mental Health

Chicago Public Schools K-8 students are expected to come back for in-person learning on Monday. But there’s still no word on high school students as mental health visits for kids aged 12 to 18 increase.

Reset brings on an education reporter to talk about what the effects of isolation look like for the mental health of teenagers and children.

GUEST: Susie An, WBEZ education reporter