Media: Psychology Today
Tags: #happiness #Mental Health Crisis

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Introduction

Is a Mental Health Crisis the Next Pandemic?

Between the social isolation, economic instability, political turmoil, racial violence, death and sickness, and overall uncertainty about the future, it is no wonder that mental health in America is on the decline, that depression and anxiety levels are on the rise, and that the demand for mental health and addiction treatment is skyrocketing.

We know the toll that chronic stress can take on the body, mind, and spirit. Not only have the events of the past 12 months taken their toll on our mental health, but our physical health has suffered as well. This is not surprising given the inextricable link between physical and mental health.

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