We’ve seen how damaging the pandemic has been on everyone’s mental health.
In countless studies researchers have found that people are experiencing worse mental health problems than before the pandemic. They’ve noted high symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In fact, earlier this month a study published in JAMA Network Open found that cases of depression have tripled during the pandemic.
Other studies have noted a rise in substance abuse and overdoses. For example, a report from the Overdose Data Mapping Application Program published in May showed fatal overdoses rose by almost 11.4% in comparison to last year.
Unsurprising since the pandemic has a ton of triggers for mental health issues. Loneliness, isolation, a constant state of worry about your health, financial insecurity, housing insecurity, job insecurity are just a few that have previously