Wednesday – June 1, 2022
Dr. Lin Hogan
clinical therapist at Weems Community Mental Health Center, Forest Institute of Professional Psychiatry
As we begin the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading health and research organizations are reviewing data on what we have been through and how we have been impacted. An area of concern is how the pandemic has affected our mental health. According to a scientific brief released in March 2022 by the World Health Organization (WHO), in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25%. And a Mental Health America (MHA) 2021 report titled “COVID 19 and Mental Health: A Growing Crisis” reports the number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed.
To help us understand these findings and to offer a clinical perspective on how COVID has impacted our mental health, we welcome Dr. Lin Hogan, a clinical therapist at Weems Community Mental Health Center, Forest Institute of Professional Psychiatry, in Meridian, Mississippi. Our host is Dr. Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chair of the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University.
Audio: Soundcloud Episode 106: COVID and Mental Health
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