July 12, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a call to action to support youth mental health, but the emotional wellness of parents and caregivers has often been overlooked.
A new report released this week highlights the ways anxiety and depression affect teens and their caregivers, and the mental health connections between the two groups. The report includes two nationwide surveys revealing that parents are suffering from rates of anxiety and depression at similar rates as teens.
"It would be just as right to sound the alarm about parents' mental health as about teens' mental health,” the report notes.
Here’s what you need to know:
The report was conducted by Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education that helps parents, educators, and communities raise children who are concerned about others and the common good, and who are committed to justice.
The report is available to review online.
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