Script for Adolescents

Consider asking these questions:

This has been a difficult time for all of us. We aren’t sure yet what effect the pandemic will have on us, but we want to watch out for changes in mood and behavior that might be related to the pandemic or social distancing measures.

Have you noticed any of the following changes:

  • Change in sleep patterns (e.g. difficulty falling or staying asleep, increased nightmares, sleeping more than usual, significant changes in bedtime routines or sleep/wake cycle)
  • Change in eating patterns (e.g. increase or decrease in appetite or types of foods)
  • Increase in aches and pains
  • Changes in mood or behavior (e.g. not feeling good about yourself, difficulty getting along with family or friends, less interest in having fun, learning)
  • Withdrawal/isolation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increased worry or difficulty focusing
  • Use of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs
  • Engaging in risky behaviors

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