Teens are navigating social distancing during a pandemic, the absence of school and face-to-face time with friends and peers, and increased dependency on social media for connection, leaving many feeling in limbo and without the in-person support they typically depend on. Nikki Kontz, clinical director at Teen Lifeline (800-248-TEEN), says
Regardless of religion, says Dr. Moore, faith leaders must understand that their role is to provide comfort during adversity and not discriminate between people with a physical illness, such as cancer or heart disease, versus an emotional one.
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