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dc.contributor.authorCzeisler, Mark É.
dc.contributor.authorLane, Rashon I.
dc.contributor.authorPetrosky, Emiko
dc.contributor.authorWiley, Joshua F.
dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Aleta
dc.contributor.authorNjai, Rashid
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.authorRobbins, Rebecca Ph.D.
dc.contributor.authorFacer-Childs, Elise R.
dc.contributor.authorBarger, Laura K.
dc.contributor.authorCzeisler, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Mark E., M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
dc.contributor.authorRajaratnam, Shantha M. W.
dc.identifier.citationCzeisler MÉ , Lane RI, Petrosky E, et al. Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1049–1057. DOI:
dc.description.abstractThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with mental health challenges related to the morbidity and mortality caused by the disease and to mitigation activities, including the impact of physical distancing and stay-at-home orders. Symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder increased considerably in the United States during April–June of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019 . To assess mental health, substance use, and suicidal ideation during the pandemic, representative panel surveys were conducted among adults aged ≥18 years across the United States during June 24–30, 2020. Overall, 40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health con- dition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder (30.9%), symptoms of a trauma- and stressor-related disorder (TSRD) related to the pandemic† (26.3%), and having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19 (13.3%). The percentage of respondents who reported having seriously considered suicide in the 30 days before completing the survey (10.7%) was significantly higher among respondents aged 18–24 years (25.5%), minority racial/ ethnic groups (Hispanic respondents [18.6%], non-Hispanic black [black] respondents [15.1%]), self-reported unpaid care- givers for adults§ (30.7%), and essential workers (21.7%). Community-level intervention and prevention efforts, including health communication strategies, designed to reach these groups could help address various mental health conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.en_US
dc.publisherCenters for Disease Control and Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR);69(32);1049–1057
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.subject.lcshMental healthen_US
dc.subject.lcshCOVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-en_US
dc.subject.meshSubstance-Related Disordersen_US
dc.subject.meshSuicidal Ideationen_US
dc.titleMental Health, Substance Use, and Suicidal Ideation During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, June 24–30, 2020en_US

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