Health officials estimate that around 100,000 Minnesota children were coping with untreated anxiety, depression and trauma before the onset of COVID-19–and…

“More reports and indicators are coming out that because of the additional stress and isolation and trauma that’s happening right now, more and more children are families are struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma.”

Washburn Center for Children CEO Tom Steinmetz says more families are turning to telehealth for therapy. He’s urging parents to watch for signs of depression, including changes in appetite, irritability, sadness or anger and disruptions in sleep.