For many people, the biggest challenge of social isolation is the mental strain. Kids and teens are at increased risk for symptoms of anxiety and depression – even those who’ve never experienced it before – when separated from their peer groups. Without the structure and interactions of “regular” life, they need age-appropriate tools and tactics – that they will actually use – in order to maintain good mental health. Stress is cumulative, and prevention is far easier than treatment. Dr. G (Deborah Gilboa, MD), family physician and an internationally acclaimed expert in youth development and resilience, can lead adults raising or working with kids – or the students themselves – to develop actionable strategies for this week and beyond.