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COVID can be especially hard on teens who are social, getting help is the first step to feeling better

Posted at 1:29 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 15:29:26-04

Let's face it, a lot of people are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. For teens who are social, it can be especially hard.

Dan Scholz, Clinical Director for Lifeline Utah, says during this stressful time, people are reacting in different ways. He says they're seeing an increase in depression, suicidal tendencies and substance abuse.

These teens are considered a high risk group, so Lifeline is continuing residential in-house treatment for those who need it. They are following local health department guidelines and taking temperatures often and practicing social distancing.

They are also offering treatment via Zoom for families who would rather stay in their own home.

If you're worried about your child, call Lifeline at 801-936-4000 and someone on the team will help you decide if Lifeline is a good fit. If they're not, they'll help you find a good fit.

For more information please visit lifelineutah.com.