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Combatting The Emerging Mental Health Crisis Amid the Pandemic

Nearly half of U.S. adults say COVID-19 is affecting their mental health. That includes everything from increased anxiety and irritability to feelings of hopelessness.

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Nearly half of U.S. adults say COVID-19 is affecting their mental health. That includes everything from increased anxiety and irritability to feelings of hopelessness. Meanwhile, those with chronic mental health challenges have been unable to access their normal support network – adding on to the stresses of the pandemic. Dr. Vaile Wright is the Senior Director for Health Innovation with the American Psychological Association. Soledad O’Brien talks with her about the nation’s next emerging health crisis.