COVID-19, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse: How has this Pandemic Affected You?

Kaiser Foundation
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Worrying about your own health or the health of your loved ones
  • Financial stress
  • Loss of social and other support services
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Worsening of mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, etc…
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of tobacco, alcohol, and/or other substances
Jama Study

“The new CDC data confirms our fears that Covid-19 exacerbating the already devastating overdose crisis.”

Not to mention, while you are absorbing all of this media, all of this negativity, politics/political views can create even more strain. The increased hatred, violence, and distrust that has formed for not only the government but one another, also has heightened mental health issues and substance abuse.



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Finding Sanity. Once a heroin addict, now writer & substance abuse/mental health worker. Twitter @writerrae0101