By Jacki Post Ashkin, MSW, LCSW-C
One in four young adults has struggled with suicidal thoughts since the coronavirus hit, according to the CDC. It is a staggering and frightening reality.
By Lauren Steffes
My mother had multiple heart attacks and strokes the week that the pandemic strongly hit the nation, and she passed away after 4 grueling days of our family praying and fighting for her life. The loss couldn’t have come more suddenly and unexpectedly, and the grief hit me harder than I could handle.
By Ilene Federman, LCSW-C
But how do we know if our kids are emotionally prepared to deal with being away from home? Academically they should be ready. After all, their grades, test scores and ability to write a college entrance essay got them to this point. But it’s not so easy to measure what’s going on emotionally.