Pandemic-related stress could lead to more mental health issues, suicides

Concern is rising among experts about the long term effects the coronavirus pandemic might have on mental health, which could result in an increase in suicides this year. More than 5,000 took part in a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looking at the impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of Americans. Young adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers and unpaid adult caregivers reported a considerable increase in mental health problems, increased substance use and elevated suicidal ideation.

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Augusta Chronicle