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High Risk At High Altitude: How Do Kids And Their Families Find Balance In The Middle Of A Storm?

Dec 15, 2020

For many of us, the ongoing pandemic has impacted our mental health in surprising ways, and this includes young people.

In the latest conversation from our “High Risk At High Altitude" series, Aspen Public Radio talked with local behavioral intervention specialist Sonja Linman about what she’s learned from her work with local kids and their families.

Linman worked at Yampah Mountain High School for 26 years before joining the Roaring Fork School District as an intervention and prevention specialist at Glenwood Middle School in 2017. During the pandemic, she has been working with special education students at Glenwood High School.

Morning Edition Host Eleanor Bennett spoke with Linman and asked her what changes she’s seen in the last few decades in terms of the mental health challenges that young people face.