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How The Pandemic, Quarantine Is Negatively Affecting Teens' Mental Health

The in-person school year ended for Arizona students in mid-March, and since then, social distancing guidelines have kept many kids and teens away from their friends and normal routines.

That has many people worried about their mental health.

One of them is Kristen Polin, CEO of the Scottsdale-based nonprofit Not My Kid. The Show spoke with her about how the pandemic has affected teen metal health.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.