Suicide Prevention in the COVID-19 Pandemic
by Rachel Wood, M.D., MPH, Lewis County Health Officer
Every day researchers learn more about how COVID-19 affects us physically. However, we still have very little evidence to describe its short-term and longer term psychological and sociological effects on people. However, as a new study released the first week of September warns, nearly a quarter of the people in the United States are experiencing symptoms of depression. The study says that is nearly three times the pre-pandemic level, and higher than after September 11 and Hurricane Katrina.
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