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COVID-19 impacting communities’ mental health unequally based on specific stressors faced

Healio, Sept. 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

COVID-19 impacting communities’ mental health unequally based on specific stressors faced

“The pandemic is not hitting all communities equally,” E. Alison Holman, PhD, FNP, associate professor at University of California, Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, said in a press release. “People have lost wages, jobs and loved ones with record speed. Individuals living with chronic mental and physical illness are struggling; young people are struggling; poor communities are struggling. Mental health services need to be tailored to those most in need right now.”