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Taking the Measure of Mental Health in a Pandemic
In March, to better understand and measure mental health distress, a working group in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health undertook research to assess the mental health impact of the pandemic over time through the inclusion of key questions in existing and nationally representative domestic and international surveys.
Nearly six months into the COVID-19 crisis, survey data have yielded insights regarding traditional and social media’s impacts on mental health and the pandemic’s psychological effects on people with no history of mental illness. Here, researchers share some initial findings from the ongoing projects.
- Mental Health during COVID-19
- Mental Health and COVID-19: Understanding the Mental Health Implications of a Pandemic
- Measuring COVID-19’s Mental Health Impact
- Measuring Mental Health Distress (video)
- Public Health on Call - Measuring and Managing Psychological Distress Among COVID-19 [podcast]
- Psychological Distress and Loneliness Reported by US Adults in 2018 and April 2020
- Survey Finds Large Increase in Psychological Distress Reported Among U.S. Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19 Mental Health Care Q&A With a Clinical Psychologist (podcast)
- A third of Americans experienced high levels of psychological distress during the coronavirus outbreak
- Measuring Mental Distress Amid a Pandemic: Understanding COVID-19's Psychological Effects Over Time
- UT Tyler Surveys Texans’ Mental Health During COVID-19
- UT Tyler releases results from COVID-19 mental health study [video]
- Protecting your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
- Managing and understanding mental health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic
- People financially affected by COVID-19 outbreak are experiencing more psychological distress than other
APPA 2021 Presentations:
Johnson RM; with Riehm KE, Smail E, Nordeck C, Brenneke S, and Thrul J. Alcohol and cannabis use among Black Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Featured Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association (virtual). March 4-6, 2021.
Smail E, Riehm K, Veldhuis C, Johnson R, Holingue C, Stuart E, Kalb L, Thrul J. Associations of household structure and presence of children in the household with mental distress during the early stages of the US COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association (virtual); March 4-6, 2021. See related poster...