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The Mental Toll On Us All (yesmagazine.org)

 

As the coronavirus upends lives, another public health crisis arises. New research shows eight times more people are under serious mental distress now

When the novel coronavirus roared into the U.S., mental health took a back seat to physical health. The number one priority was making sure hospitals wouldn’t be overwhelmed and that as many lives as possible could be saved. Schools closed, remote work became the norm, restaurants shuttered and getting together with friends was no longer possible. The news cycle spun with story after story highlighting the ever-increasing number of cases and deaths, while unemployment soared to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

Any one of these shifts could be expected to cause an increase in mental health issues. Put together, they created a perfect storm for a crisis. Experts speculated as much, and polls showed that many people seemed to intuitively grasp the mental toll of the pandemic. However, data on mental health metrics was scant; we didn’t know the magnitude of any changes in mental health issues, nor did we understand which groups of people were suffering more than others.  

So I decided to collect data on mental health during the pandemic and compare it to data from before all of this happened. The differences were huge.  

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To read more of Jean M. Twenge's article, please click here.

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