Expert: COVID-19 mass fear, unemployment unleash ‘unprecedented assault on mental health’

Expert: COVID-19 mass fear, unemployment unleash ‘unprecedented assault on mental health’

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Just The News: We all know that COVID-19 has become a global pandemic that poses serious, potentially fatal, health dangers to those in high-risk groups and affects the lives of all of us in myriad ways on a daily basis. 

Less widely understood is that there is a growing body of new research to suggest that the effects of mass fear and historic economic disruption are turning into a mental health crisis of potentially grave proportions. 

“This is an unprecedented assault on mental health,” says Roger S. McIntyre, the lead author of a study looking at potential suicide rates due to COVID-19. “I could not find anything in the history books that’s quite like this.”  more


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