Signs to look for in depression and anxiety for our children during these times.
Withdrawing to their dark rooms. Being sad and tearful. Refusing to participate in online school meetings. Avoiding and neglecting schoolwork. Spending endless hours alone on social media and watching Netflix and YouTube. Living “vampire lives”—sleeping all day and staying up all night. Being oppositional, irritable, and angry.Being “bored,” disinterested, and disengaged. Refusing to exercise.Using vaping and marijuana to numb themselves. Cutting and scratching their bodies in self-harm. Texting self-loathing or suicidal messages to friends and family.