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The Negative Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

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By Stephen C. Schultz
The Negative Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health
Over the last few months, most people recognize that the COVID-19 Pandemic has seriously disrupted life as we knew it. From sheltering in place to academic shut downs to economic down turn and unemployment...it is obvious there has been an emotional toll on everyone.Over 53% of adults in the United States report that their mental health and substance use has become worse since the start of the pandemic due to stress, anxiety and simply worrying about COVID-19. Many also report having problems with sleeping, eating and increased use of alcohol. This information and more can be found at this link that contains data concerning the impact on mental health.In my position at Discovery Academy, I have been speaking with parents who are struggling with the associated issues of working from home or no work at all...and, their kids out of school trying to be educated online. This is certainly a failure path in the making.So, …