The coronavirus has had a profound effect on not only physical health, but also mental health.
The new realities of the pandemic — isolation, financial stress, unstable childcare and anxiety about the virus itself — are exacerbating negative emotions, experts are finding. A study released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than 40% of Americans are struggling with mental health amid the pandemic.
The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate is convening an online summit of experts on mental health to bring attention to those issues.
The New Orleans mental health panel, sponsored by The Renaudin Foundation and moderated by The Times-Picayune, has been rescheduled for Monday, September 14 at 10 a.m.
Topics will include children’s mental health, the long-term impact of mental health struggles amid disasters and the effect of racism on mental health, particularly among kids. Experts will also address questions submitted by readers.
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