by: Grace Ogbomo
At least 10,193 people experienced moderate to severe depression and at least 7,629 people screened moderate to severe for anxiety from late February through the end of April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released by Mental Health America (MHA) today.
Among depression screeners:
- Seventy-two percent chose loneliness and isolation.
- Thirty-two percent chose COVID-19.
- Twenty-four percent citied financial problems.
Among anxiety screeners:
- Sixty percent cited loneliness and isolation.
- Forty-five percent cited COVID-19.
- Twenty-six percent attributed their anxiety to financial problems.
What should these numbers mean for Christians? First, there is no better time to be a part of a virtual small group (also called Life Groups) and to encourage friends and family members to join in as well.
Our life groups are open to everyone interested in growing in faith. because we are not created to do life alone! To get plugged into a small group today. Here’s a link to sign up - Virtual Life Groups.
Second, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local health professional, your pastor, mentor or spiritual leader if you’re struggling with any form of anxiety or depression.
If you’d like to donate to help RockPoint Church meet the growing needs from the COVID-19 crisis, click here - GIVE.
Read the full article here: https://www.mhanational.org/pandemic-mental-healt...