The year 2020 started with a pandemic that literally brought the world to its knees. The fear of contracting COVID-19 coupled with lockdown, loss of jobs, and financial insecurity adversely affected the mental health of people.
As the year progressed, more and more cases of anxiety, panic, and depression related to the pandemic came to the fore. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation report, in January 2021, 41.1 percent Americans reported anxiety and/or depressive symptoms compared to 11 percent in June 2019. Read more