November 19, 2020

NBC News highlights mental-health impact of COVID-19 amid physical distancing, altered routines

Physical distancing and the disruption of normal routines necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have had an unfortunate—and tragic—side effect—an increase in depression, including among young people who are unprepared for the loss of traditional connections.  NBC News recently featured the story of Hayden Hunstable, a 12-year-old who died by suicide.  His parents attribute his untimely death to the social isolation that he…