While millions of individuals around the world have been physically stricken with COVID-19, it is important to recognize that coronavirus is also taking an immense mental toll on the world’s population.

As we continue to cope with stress and uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, it is essential to practice self-care and remember that individuals affected by mental illness are facing additional challenges, particularly young adults who may be feeling more anxious and depressed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC)  recently reported that in the U.S., the national rate of anxiety among adults tripled in the second quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019 (from 8.1% to 25.5%), and depression almost quadrupled (from 6.5% to 24.3%).

 

If you or a loved one are in need of support during these difficult times, a 24-hour helpline, offered by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), is available at 1-800-950-6264. In addition, a wide variety of helpful wellness articles can be found online, including:

 

Article list courtesy of John Foster of the website suicidalthoughts.info.

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