ROCHESTER, Minn. – It is not only the elderly who experience loneliness during the pandemic.
It turns out our kids too.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry warns that physical isolation leaves children alone.
The Journal warns that these feelings can drag on long after the pandemic is over.
Distance learning creates a variety of barriers for students, from lack of structure to social isolation.
KIMT News 3 spoke with a student who says she misses the hustle and bustle of life with her regular school schedule in person.
While some children don’t worry about the changes, some don’t adapt well.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness says to watch out for severe risky behavior, significant weight loss, excessive drug or alcohol use and drastic mood swings.
A senior John Marshall told KIMT News 3 that she wished she hadn’t taken her life before the pandemic for granted.
“It’s really isolating and a little lonely to wake up every day, turn on my computer and watch a screen for hours on end. And then do my homework right after, still in my room and only go out for hours. dinner. It’s really exhausting. I feel more alone than ever, “says Isabella Ostman.
She says there is nothing more to look forward to at school and she really misses it.
She hopes to be back to school in person soon.
John Marshall High School students returned to school today after the holidays, but all classes are still online.