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Webinar | April 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Suicide Trends
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety, isolation and economic pain for millions of people, leading to a deterioration in mental health. According to a survey released in August 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of respondents reported having symptoms of anxiety or depression or increased substance abuse, in addition to other related struggles, as a result of the pandemic. Meanwhile, more than 10 percent reported seriously considering suicide in the preceding 30 days. This program reviews the immediate and long-term implications of the pandemic for mental health and suicide trends and examines what states can do to address this critical public health issue.
Rashon Lane, Behavioral Scientist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia
Rebecca Leeb, Ph.D., Health Scientist/Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia