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
Psychologist Martin Steendam was sitting in his office in Friesland, the Netherlands, when he had to make a difficult decision: should he treat the 16-year-old in mental health crisis sitting in front of him?
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