The coronavirus pandemic is changing everyone’s life, but for teens and young adults, the changes are especially notable. They’re at the age when they’re the most social and yearning for independence, but instead they’re being told that they have to distance themselves from their friends and stay at home with their families.
“Teenagers everywhere are having to put their lives on hold, and it’s just not fair,” says Edrica McDowell, Community Services Program Manager at Centerstone. “Unfortunately, it’s what’s required if we want to fight this pandemic and make sure as few people as possible get sick. But there still are ways that you can help the young adults in your family get the love, support, education and interaction they need during this pivotal time in their lives.”
Here are some tips for you to help the teens and young adults in your life:
Through this crisis, Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff and community stakeholders is our main priority. We have implemented system-wide strategies that reduce the risk of exposure while preparing us to respond effectively in the event the current threat level escalates. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telephone or telehealth (video). For more information, please click here.
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
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