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