The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented set of global circumstances that are profoundly changing the lives of people everywhere. Among many challenges that we now face, it’s evident that COVID-19 is creating – and in some cases, exacerbating – mental health issues among many groups.
It is vital to support the mental health of your team right now. Healthcare workers and administrators are bravely bearing the burden of this collective trauma and the impact on their own well being now and into the future cannot be ignored.
The immediate and long-term mental health effects of the COVID-19 crisis has significant implications for hospitals across the country who are bracing for a surge in the number of patients presenting with mental health issues in the wake of prolonged social isolation, rising unemployment, economic instability and pervasive fear, uncertainty and anxiety. Given the expected groundswell of mental health needs, hospitals are turning to telepsychiatry to provide as-needed psychiatric assessments and care.
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