Pandemic has adverse effects on people with mental health issues
Theis leaving a long and still unfinished wake of damage across the nation, with tens of thousands of dead and millions facing economic devastation. This era of unprecedented uncertainty has been exacerbated by social distancing guidelines, which may be working to prevent the spread of the virus but are also leaving many feeling alone.
Experts and officials have raised concerns about how this time of crisis can affect people struggling with mental health issues and substance addiction. A poll conducted in late April by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a majority of adults, 56%, report that worry or stress due to the pandemic has affected their mental health and wellbeing.
Increased social isolation can be dangerous for people experiencing suicidal ideation. Experts agree that social connections are critical to suicide prevention, and stay-at-home orders can make it …continued .
[Source: CBS News]