COVID-19 has negatively impacted the mental health of much of the U.S. population. According to a CDC study conducted June 24-30, 2020, 40% of US adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use. This rate is 3-4 times higher than this time last year.
Several groups reported disproportionately worse mental health outcomes including younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, unpaid adult caregivers and essential workers. These groups were noted to experience more depressed mood, anxiety symptoms, increased substance use and more frequent suicidal ideations.