Mental Health America also offers a crisis text line Text MHA to 741741 or call 1(800)273-8255

How COVID-19 affects mental health:

COVID-19 is a global issue that didn’t discriminate color, income, or where you lived. Those who were struggling before quarantine are even more at risk now. Some people no longer have the escape that you get from going to work, seeing your friends or even being in school. People are even more at risk in violent or stressful home environments and it can seem like things will never end… 

* In a recent KFF poll, nearly half (45%) of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the virus.

* Though necessary to prevent loss of life due to COVID-19, these public health measures expose many people to experiencing situations that are linked to poor mental health outcomes, such as isolation and job loss — Research shows that job loss is associated with increased depression, anxiety, distress, and low self-esteem and may lead to higher rates of substance use disorder and suicide.

* feelings of anxiety are increasingly common, as people are fearful of themselves or loved ones falling ill and are uncertain of the repercussions of the pandemic.


Bulimia and Self-Help Hotline: 1-314-588-1683

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year

1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin. 1(800)622-4357 

* In the first quarter of 2018, the Helpline received an average of 68,683 calls per month. This is an increase from 2017, with an average monthly call volume of 67,949 or 815,390 total calls for the year.

* confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.