Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global mental health crisis due to the related short- and long-term stresses that undermine millions’ mental health. Estimates put the rise in anxiety and depressive disorders at more than 25% during the first year of the pandemic. In addition, growing social and economic inequalities, protracted conflicts, violence, and public health emergencies affect whole populations. We have an opportunity in our faith communities to join the WHO’s global campaign with the theme of Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority. For more on the WHO World mental health awareness day, visit https://bit.ly/3SCsIpI.