Children are spending time in front of their screens, checking social media and streaming shows and movies, increasing their exposure to alcohol and marijuana images.
Given the cancellation of many overnight camps and the uncertainty over jobs and other summer plans, children may be experiencing feelings of boredom, isolation, depression or anxiety. They may not ask for your help dealing with these emotions, so consider reinforcing healthy responses that don’t involve alcohol, marijuana or other activities that may harm their developing minds and bodies.
Text-A-Tip provides anonymous support 24/7 for students who need help for themselves or a friend. Download the app “Lake County Help” or simply Text 224HELP to 844-823-LEAD (5323) to connect with a trained counselor.
It’s not one 60-minute conversation.
It’s 60 one-minute conversations.