The Corona Virus and Mental Health

62% of health care workers say COVID-19 is impacting mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the mental health of frontline health care workers. Highlights from the new KFF/Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey, finds that among frontline healthcare workers:

 •  A majority (62%) say worry or stress related to COVID-19 has a negative impact on their mental health.
 •  More than half (56%) say that worry or stress related to COVID-19 has caused them to experience trouble
    with sleeping or sleeping too much (47%), frequent headaches or stomachaches (31%), or increased
    alcohol or drug use (16%).
 •  13% say they have received mental health services or medication specifically due to worry or stress
    related  to COVID-19 and an additional one in five (18%) say they thought they might need such services,
    but did not get them.

 Source: KFF/The Washington Post Frontline Health Care Workers Survey. April 6, 2021.

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