Concerned Citizen

Child having daily panic attacks since online school started

From East Toronto, ON
East Toronto

Thu Apr 29 2021


We are fortunate. No one in our family has contracted COVID and we continue to be employed. But each day, the mental health of my children declines further. My son has daily panic attacks, cries that online school is too hard and he won’t do it. My daughter has stopped connecting with people. Ontario is the only province that has systematically de-prioritized education and the needs of children during the pandemic. I see no end in sight. I am not sure how all these kids will get better, how all the parents will watch what is happening to their kids and be ok, and how the mental health care system will accommodate the tremendous number of children in need of help.

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