Following the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse have risen. Social isolation has led to many mental health symptoms which can last from several months up to three years after the quarantine period (Brookes et al;,2020). While the pandemic will end, some of the lasting effects such as poor mental health may be more of a long term issue. Take the initiative to improve your mental health!
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