We Must Start Talking About the Invisible Mental Health Pandemic

Recent studies from Germany, Ireland, Israel and elsewhere reveal findings that should widely inform policy-making and national educational efforts.

An Irish study reported: “COVID-19 is associated with a significant mental health burden both in the acute phase and the long-term from people who are exposed to the virus and those not directly exposed … the psychological impact of being in a pandemic is wide-ranging, significant, and long-lasting, requiring effective and accessible psychological support be put in place as early as possible.”

  • emotional disturbance,
  • depression,
  • stress,
  • low mood with irritability and insomnia,
  • post-traumatic stress symptoms,
  • anger,
  • emotional exhaustion

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Seth Eisenberg

Seth Eisenberg

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Seth Eisenberg is President/CEO of Purpose Built Families Foundation and Co-Founder of the Operation Sacred Trust program for ending Veteran homelessness.