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COVID-19 and Mental Health

Collective trauma is the psychological impact of a cataclysmic event experienced by a group of people of any size, including an entire nation or society. The following infographics detail the profound and far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COVID-19 & Mental Health — A Collective Trauma

  • 42% of Americans reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in December 2020, 4X the rate of the previous year
  • 11% seriously considered suicide in the 30 days before a June 2020 survey, 2X the rate in 2018
  • 47% of adults have felt very lonely during the pandemic
  • 23% reported drinking more alcohol to cope with stress
  • 67% slept more or less than necessary over the past year

By Race

54% of Blacks, 48% of Hispanics, 45% of Asian, and 44% of Whites feel uncomfortable about living life like they used to before the pandemic

By Generation

46% of Gen Z, 33% of Gen X, 31% of Millennials report their mental health worsens compared with before the pandemic

  • 75% of parents say they could have used more emotional support than they received
  • 32% of parents received treatment from a mental health professional
  • 24% of parents were diagnosed with a mental health disorder since the pandemic started
  • 48% of parents reported their stress level has increased compared with before the pandemic
  • 62% of parents whose children are still home for remote learning said the same
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Psychological Association Stress in America Poll 2021
  • 63% of 18­-24-year-olds reported symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • 74% of school districts reported increased mental health stresses among students
  • 80% of college students reported that COVID 19 had negatively impacted their mental health
  • 151% increase in inpatient visits for suicide suicidal ideations and self-injury for children ages 10-14 in California
  • 2X black youth suicide rate as compared to their White peers

Seven in 10 teens reported experiencing mental health struggles, more than 3X the rate in the previous year: 55% reported anxiety, 43% depression, and 61% experienced increased loneliness

Source: California Children’s Trust, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harris Poll, CS Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine

You are not alone. CHC is here for you, and we can help. A screening can help you determine if you or someone you care about should contact a mental health professional. CHC teletherapy services are available now.  Call or email our Care Managers at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org to set up a free 30-minute consultation appointment.

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