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Taking the Measure of Mental Health in a Pandemic

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In March, to better understand and measure mental health distress, a working group in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Mental Health undertook research to assess the mental health impact of the pandemic over time through the inclusion of key questions in existing and nationally representative domestic and international surveys.

Nearly six months into the COVID-19 crisis, survey data have yielded insights regarding traditional and social media’s impacts on mental health and the pandemic’s psychological effects on people with no history of mental illness. Here, researchers share some initial findings from the ongoing projects.