COVID-19 and Mental Health in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: An Enduring Crisis

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Learn about the lasting impact on mental health, especially for vulnerable 18-29-year-olds, in our webinar on COVID-19 & Mental Health in Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood: An Enduring Crisis.

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Senior Research Scholar, Clark University

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to people around the world. Although all age groups have felt the mental health impact of the pandemic, emerging adults ages 18 to 29 were the most vulnerable of all. Although in many ways life has now returned to normal, the mental health impact of the pandemic continues at a shockingly high level. All age groups are affected, but emerging adults have been and continue to be affected most of any age group. I will also discuss the pandemic’s mental health impact on adolescents, which is more complicated.