Column: COVID mental health issues can hurt us in the long term

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Column: COVID mental health issues can hurt us in the long term

Stacy Endres-Dighe, Guest columnist

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Mental illness is common in America, yet as a country our approach to and treatment of these conditions has been abysmal. In 2019, one in five U.S. adults were living with a mental illness and one in ten youth suffered major bouts of depression.

Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death and accounted for approximately 41,000 American lives lost annually, more than twice as many as by homicide. Perhaps most alarming, however, is the fact that suicides often are related to a [...]

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