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How has the pandemic impacted mental health in the US?

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The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with worsening mental health in the US and around the world. Image: Unsplash/totalshape

John Gramlich
Writer and Editor, Pew Research Center
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The percentage of US adults who have reported high levels of psychological distress since the start of the pandemic
Women are more likely than men to have experienced high psychological distress since the pandemic. Image: Pew Research Center

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Statistic showing the percentage of high school students report being sad or hopeless.
Roughly six-in-ten high school girls felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row. Image: Pew Research Center
Statistic showing the percentage of parental concerns.
Four-in-ten U.S. parents express their worries about their children struggling with anxiety or depression. Image: Pew Research Center
Statistic showing the percentage of K-12 students affected by the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
48% said the first year of the pandemic had a very or somewhat negative impact on their children’s emotional well-being Image: Pew Research Center
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