By Eric D. Hargan and Vanila M. Singh
Over the past two years, Americans have experienced unprecedented social isolation, leading to a staggering rise in depression and anxiety.
Government-directed lockdowns intended to slow the spread of the virus also ripped our social fabric and fractured our social support systems. Loneliness led to depression and anxieties that were compounded by a 24/7 news cycle of confusion, hysteria and uncertainty. We were isolated from our communities, schools and places of worship. While this isolation helped us remain physically healthy, it has taken a toll on our mental health.
Now, as we see a resurgence of COVID cases due to the spread of the delta variant, many are beginning to feel the same worries and fear as before, and support for mental health services are more critical than ever.
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