Depression, Suicidal Thoughts Are On The Rise For Young Adults Ages 18-24
The CDC survey, which was taken between June 24 and 30, also found a surge of anxiety and substance abuse, with more than 40% of those polled saying they experienced a mental or behavioral health condition connected to the pandemic.
CDC: One Quarter Of Young Adults Contemplated Suicide During Pandemic
One in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 say they've considered suicide in the past month because of the pandemic, according to new CDC data that paints a bleak picture of the nation's mental health during the crisis. The data also flags a surge of anxiety and substance abuse, with more than 40 percent of those surveyed saying they experienced a mental or behavioral health condition connected to the Covid-19 emergency. The CDC study analyzed 5,412 survey respondents between June 24 and 30. (Ehley, 8/13)
Coronavirus Pandemic Leading To Depression And Drinking, CDC Says
Americans are struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic after months of harsh lockdowns, widespread disease and economic suffering that has fallen disproportionately on the young, minorities and those who are most vulnerable to financial shocks. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds the number of Americans reporting adverse mental health or behavioral changes — like drinking or drug use — on a perilous rise in recent months. (Wilson, 8/13)