47% of parents believe pandemic affected their kids’ mental health, survey says
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Parents are worried about their kids’ mental health thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.
In the survey done by the Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN, 2,000 adults were asked questions regarding mental health issues in America.
Of those 2,000, 500 were parents, according to CNN.
The study found that 47% of parents said the pandemic has negatively affected their kids’ mental health.
About 55% of parents believed that most children in the U.S. aren’t able to get the mental health services they need, according to the survey.
More than 4 in 10 parents were “very” worried about alcohol, drugs, anxiety and depression affecting teens, the survey said.
You can read more about the survey here.