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Natural disasters, distance learning, loss of jobs and social isolation are continuing to create tremendous fear and anxiety for people already concerned about the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 40% of U.S. adults reported having some type of mental-health issue related to the pandemic, according to the latest CDC data released in June.
“All of our routines have been obliterated,” said Yener Balan, MD,Vice President, Behavioral Health and Specialty Services for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. “We used to get up every day, get dressed, go to work, now that’s not happening. Some may not see a way forward. The emotional turmoil leads to anxiety.”
October is World Mental Health month, and Kaiser Permanente experts say it’s important to seek treatment if you are dealing