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Shutdowns Spur Mental Health Crisis in US, Experts Say

A basket of worries—spurred by anxieties related to job security, financial instability, grief from death, or loneliness—are plaguing an increasing number of Americans living amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its shutdown measures.

Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist who specializes in stress and anxiety, has noticed “a huge surge in depression, suicidality, and anxiety during the pandemic,” she told The Epoch Times. Manly has participated in a number of programs to help those affected, including virtual group sessions, free mental health videos, and individual therapy work.


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