If you’ve been feeling more anxious than usual in recent months, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a spike in anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns for people across the globe. Physical distancing has made life especially challenging for teens who enjoy social interactions with friends at school, sports and organizations such as FFA.
Without a doubt, school and extracurricular activities look different for FFA members now than they did one year ago. Some students are attending school in person, while others are learning virtually from home.
“Teens are already dealing with the normal stressors they feel related to social relationships, academics and family life, and now they have added Zoom fatigue and an increase in time being spent on electronics and computers,” says Janelle Stewart