In 2019, National Institute of Mental Health data suggested that nearly 51.5 million adults in the United States had some form of mental health condition. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that by late June 2020, 40% of adults had a mental health condition or substance use disorder.
Mental well-being linked to better cardiovascular and overall health Written by Kimberly Drake on January 29, 2021 -- Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph. D. The American Heart Association ( A H A) have just released their latest scientific statement. In it, they note that mental health is an important component to heart health, cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, and overall well-being. In 2019, National Institute of Mental Health data suggested that nearly 51.5 million adults in the United States had some form of mental health condition.Quoted From: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/mental-well-being-linked-to-better-cardiovascular-and-overall-health
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C O V I D-19 has affected everyone in a lot of different ways." If you are in the 65 and up age group it has probably limited your social interaction even more than others." These extra precautions the elderly have to take has affected their mental health and feelings of loneliness more than usual.How COVID-19 Affects the Mental Health of Seniors