Parents must help children understand COVID-19 crisis as typical are milestones missed, Northwestern psychiatrist says

WINFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- The class of 2020 is missing out on a lot this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those events include prom and graduation ceremonies and eighth-grade trips that are rights of passage for many before high school.

Some students might feel sad, while parents are at a loss for how to help them cope.

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Dr. Danesh Alam joined ABC 7 Chicago to talk about it remotely Wednesday morning.

He's a psychiatrist with Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital.

The depression rates are significant, he said. Parents should help children understand and make sense of current challenges.
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