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Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia: New Study Reveals COVID-19 is Having an Impact on Americans' Mental Health

STAMFORD, Conn., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Today, Cohen Veterans NetworkA (CVN), a national not-for-profit philanthropic organization that operates 15 mental health clinics nationwide, revealed findings of its America's Mental Health COVID-19 Pulse Study, which looked at the mental health of Americans during the pandemic. With more than 90 percent of the U.S. population under some form of stay-at-home order, and social distancing in place until at least April 30, the situation is beginning to impact the mental health of many Americans.A A 
Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia: New Study Reveals COVID-19 is Having an Impact on Americans' Mental Health
The survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults offers a comprehensive snapshot of the mindset of Americans surrounding mental health during the pandemic. Key findings included: Many are Concerned With Both Their Physical and Mental Health

70% of Americans are concerned about their physical health, while 58% of Americans are concerned about their mental health because of social distancing.



80% of Americans worry that people who need mental health services won't be able to get help.



Two-thirds (64%) report feeling anxious; half cite feeling lonely or isolated (49%) and having trouble sleeping (46%) as a result of the pandemic.



Eight in ten (81%) think the pandemic will have a negative impact on the mental health of Americans.



Nine in ten (88%) think it is more important for Americans to have access to mental health care as a result of the pandemic.



57% of those who either personally or had an immediate family member access mental health care during the pandemic said it was difficult to access mental health care.



Nearly one in six (14%) say that a member of their immediate family has accessed mental health care services during the pandemic.

"We are beginning to see a significant impact on the mental health of everyday Americans as a result of the pandemic," said Cohen Veterans Network President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Anthony Hassan. "Before the pandemic, there was already a mental health crisis in America, with high demand and relatively limited resources, the pandemic appears to be making it worse. And we know isolation can have negative consequences in terms of anxiety, depression, and suicidality."
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