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Amid Coronavirus, Calls and Texts to Mental-Health Hotlines Are Surging

California Health Report, April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Amid Coronavirus, Calls and Texts to Mental-Health Hotlines Are Surging

“This feels different, and it is,” said Roxane Cohen Silver, a professor of psychological science, medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine. “This is an invisible threat: We don’t know who is infected, and anyone could infect us. This is an ambiguous threat: We don’t know how bad it will get … we don’t know how long it will last. And this is a global threat: No community is safe.”