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The 'Echo Pandemic' Is Real and Your Mental Health Is at Stake

The collateral damage from COVID-19 is here and more trouble is on the horizon. We’ve already seen a catastrophic uptick in depression and anxiety — 4 in 10 adults have experienced these conditions since the coronavirus pandemic began, up from 1 in 10, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Experts say it’s only going to get worse.

Mental health clinicians I’ve spoken with in recent days talk of an “echo pandemic,” where our collective mental health suffers because of COVID.

“An ‘echo pandemic’ refers to the crises that are anticipated to occur that are directly related to the pandemic but not due to the COVID-19 virus itself,” says Dr. Lori Ryland, a psychiatrist at Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a rehab with locations throughout the

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