January 20, 2021

45% of adults surveyed considering mental health treatment because of COVID-19

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

In a Vida Health survey, nearly half of some 2,000 US adults say they have thought about seeking mental health treatment because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the January 19 Human Resource Executive.

The vast majority (88%) of those surveyed report mental health symptoms, such as:

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  • difficulty sleeping (52%)
  • feelings of hopelessness (51%)
  • having little interest in doing things (52%).

In addition, the survey found that 1 in 6 started therapy for the first time in 2020, and 15% are taking medication for mental health for the first time.


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