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The Mental Health Toll Of The Pandemic

On this edition of Your Call, we are discussing mental health resources for those who are coping with depression, anxiety, isolation or grief.According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of unemployed people who’ve lost their jobs due to the pandemic say they are feeling more stressed. The pandemic has also taken a huge mental health toll on many frontline health workers, children and young adults. How have you been coping and what resources would you like to share?

Guest:

Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Resources/Hotlines:

Psychology Today

Emotions Anonymous

Frontline Workers Counseling Project

Open Path Collective

24/7 crisis text line: 741-741 

NAMI HelpLine: 800-950-6264

OK2Talk 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 

The Hope Cooperative: 855-502-3224

Web Resources:

USA Today, Charisse Jones: 'I'm literally breaking inside': As COVID-19 leaves millions jobless and struggling, the mental health toll rises

CNN, Megan Marples: Black nurses seek mental health support during the pandemic 

The New York Times, Perri Klass: How to Help When Adolescents Have Suicidal Thoughts 

ABC News, Dana Alkhouri: Pandemic's mental health burden heaviest among young adults