Adolescents and young people are the population groups, which have the least risk to be infected by Covid-19 but most affected by the restrictions of the pandemic. It is related to the peculiarities of brain development – socializing, spending time with friends, physical and other activities in adolescence are not only desirable but fundamentally important experiences for healthy development.
These groups are the most vulnerable and mental health monitoring is of the utmost importance for them and their families. At the same time, exactly this group of people are forming the future of the country’s society, and the importance of their mental health has to be in the highest priority. The question is: how strongly Covid-19 has influenced the mental health of adolescents and young people? And what can be done to improve the situation?
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