Article Published: 2/8/2022
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a federal watchdog agency, released a comprehensive report in December highlighting that the COVID-19 pandemic has had repercussions for the behavioral health of the nation, especially for high-risk populations including children, young adults, and parents of young or school-aged children.
Data collected during the pandemic suggest that COVID-19 is potentially driving another national crisis related to its effects on behavioral health, with people experiencing new or worsening behavioral health symptoms or conditions. The GAO report identified six broad populations that are at a higher risk of pandemic-related behavioral health issues:
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