In Ecuador, 75% of households reported emotional effects on their children during the pandemic

Mental health illnesses have significantly increased across the world because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation, illness, and the unanticipated death of loved ones have created the necessary scenario for this increase.

 

Specialized organizations, such as the WHO, propose that teachers and parents should be very attentive to signs that alert about possible problems or disorders in mental health; sudden changes in behaviors, sadness or depression, anxiety, insomnia, being too restless, loss of appetite or, on the contrary, overeating, are aspects to be considered.

 

According to UNICEF, in Ecuador, 75% of households said that their children and teenagers presented emotional affectations during the pandemic. Likewise, 4 out of 10 students felt more distressed or stressed due to virtual education.

 

How prepared are we as a family and society to face these critical moments? and those that will come as a result of all this emotional damage that our children and adolescents have gone through. If for us adults, this has been something very painful and difficult to manage.