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Recent report highlights Rochester youth’s mental health following pandemic

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Common Ground Health released a report on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-lasting effects on Rochester Youth’s mental health on Thursday.

Common Ground Health and Coordinated Care Services Inc., worked together on the report titled, Unseen: Youth Mental Health and Wellness in the Pandemic Era.

This report highlights the disproportionate long-term impact of the pandemic on people of color. It shows an increase in disparities in health outcomes and access to resources for urban versus suburban youth.

Voices of Rochester’s youth are featured throughout the report amongst data to emphasize the need for change.

One of the 31 participants, Monique Carlton stated, “I believe the Greater Rochester area will benefit from this knowledge when they read the report.” Carlton continued, “And I’m sure my friends and their families will benefit, as well.”

Full report:

Included in the report are suggestions for culturally responsive and trauma-informed youth support such as building positive relationships, breaking stigma, redesigning policies, and more. These recommendations are further explained in the report with ideas for how to achieve them.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Common Ground Health released a report on the COVID-19 pandemic’s long-lasting effects on Rochester Youth’s mental health on Thursday.

Common Ground Health and Coordinated Care Services Inc., worked together on the report titled, Unseen: Youth Mental Health and Wellness in the Pandemic Era.

This report highlights the disproportionate long-term impact of the pandemic on people of color. It shows an increase in disparities in health outcomes and access to resources for urban versus suburban youth.

Voices of Rochester’s youth are featured throughout the report amongst data to emphasize the need for change.

One of the 31 participants, Monique Carlton stated, “I believe the Greater Rochester area will benefit from this knowledge when they read the report.” Carlton continued, “And I’m sure my friends and their families will benefit, as well.”

Full report:

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Included in the report are suggestions for culturally responsive and trauma-informed youth support such as building positive relationships, breaking stigma, redesigning policies, and more. These recommendations are further explained in the report with ideas for how to achieve them. Read More HealthRochesterFirst  

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