The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7pm.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Your Health: Teen Mental Health and COVID-19

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It’s tough enough being a teenager without having to navigate adolescence during a global pandemic. Teens are struggling with depression and anxiety as they cope with virtual learning and isolation, cut off from friends and social life that typically help ease growing pains.

On Monday, January 25, Sarah M. Edwards, DO, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who is Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of MarylandSchool of Medicine and Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services at theUniversity of Maryland Medical Center, will discuss some of the issues confronting teenagers during the COVID-19 pandemic and what parents can do to help them.

If you have a question you'd like answered during the show, e-mail your question to