Post Lockdown Trauma
As Shanghai finally begins to lift its citywide lockdown, it is difficult to see the future when the present is still so uncertain. Unsurprisingly, a majority of adolescents have reported struggles from post-COVID trauma mostly due to isolation, abuse, and emotional neglect. Many openly express signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, guilt, grief, and poor motivation in life. The pandemic has brought about a sense of fear and anxiety around the globe. There will undoubtedly be long term adverse consequences for both children and adults alike.
Hoop Hero advocates spreading compassion in this world. Here are some ways to offer support:
Listen - acknowledge and validate what people are going through.
Start with a conversation to gain understanding - ask them what they need and what you can do to help.
Determine your role in their support - determine how you can help in what they need.