Teens & COVID:  Anxiety & Depression/Updates

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Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.

The Health District’s efforts are focusing on  the response to last week’s storm and the town’s recovery efforts.

A complete listing of all COVID-19 cases and  analyses by age, hospitalizations, deaths, towns and county is reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health. This information can be found by following the link below:

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary8132020.pdf

 

 

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Local Results                                                                                                              

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        319                    +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             72                    +1                      3

 

Teens & COVID:  Anxiety & Depression

 Navigating life during COVID-19 has been difficult and very stressful for many of us.  Pandemics, power outages, school reopening….. when will the problems end? The disruption of school and social activities has been especially hard on children, including our teenagers.  So, it is not surprising that psychologists have noticed an increase in anxiety and depression among teenagers during the pandemic.  The behavioral health experts at Connecticut Children’s health system recently posted an informational article on this important topic.  It can help parents spot the signs that their teen may be struggling.  If you are concerned and wondering how you’ll know when your teen needs extra help, please take a moment to read the post linked below to learn about what to look for, questions to ask, healthy habits to encourage, and the resources available to help your teen cope with the ups and downs of the pandemic.

Connecticut’s Children