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Title: Mental health, substance use and suicidal ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic - Unisted States, June 24-30, 2020
Austin Authors: Czeisler, Mark E;Lane, Rashon I;Petrosky, Emiko;Wiley, Joshua F;Christiansen, Aleta;Njai, Rashid;Weaver, Matthew D;Robbins, Rebecca;Facer-Childs, Elise R;Barger, Laura K;Czeisler, Charles A;Howard, Mark E ;Rajaratnam, Shantha M W
Affiliation: Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Austin Health
CDC COVID-19 Response Team
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2020
metadata.dc.date: 2020-08-14
Publication information: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2020; 69(32): 1049-1057
Abstract: Summary What is already known about this topic? Communities have faced mental health challenges related to COVID-19–associated morbidity, mortality, and mitigation activities. What is added by this report? During June 24–30, 2020, U.S. adults reported considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions associated with COVID-19. Younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation. What are the implications for public health practice? The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic should increase intervention and prevention efforts to address associated mental health conditions. Community-level efforts, including health communication strategies, should prioritize young adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers.
URI: https://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/25200
URL: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: COVID-19
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