COVID & Mental Health, Substance Abuse in USA
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COVID and Mental Health
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Mental health, substance use, and suicidal ideation increases during the COVID-19 pandemic.
40% of U.S. adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use during COVID pandemic.
Younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation.
Recommendation: public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic should increase intervention and prevention efforts to address associated mental health conditions.
Analytics for Living’s Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence algorithms and syndicated tools can identify at risk populations.
Syndicated tools identify subnational geographic areas of concern among priority population segments; young adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers and unpaid adult caregivers.
Integrating syndicated Analytics-for-Livings ML/AI tools with public, community, educational, employer, health system(s) and corporation data enables prioritization within subsets of the populations and persons at risk.
Reference: Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020. Weekly / August 14, 2020 / 69(32);1049–1057. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6932a1.htm