How does stress around the COVID-19 pandemic affect the brain of teenagers and young adults? And what coping strategies can they use to feel better? We've got research-backed answers to these questions from Johnna Swartz, Assistant Professor of Human Development at theUniversity of California Davis.
In April, we worked alongside the Academy of Medical Sciences outlining the priorities for a mental health research response to coronavirus, which was published in the Lancet Psychiatry. The Lancet has since published a further paper that builds on the community's response, outlining five areas that need to be at the front and centre of the ongoing mental health research response to the pandemic.
Louisa Rose is a social media consultant and a mum of two. She spoke to us about her experiences as a parent living with anxiety and depression during lockdown.
[Trigger warning: this post references suicide]