By Bart Magee, Ph.D.
The failure of a timely and effective public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to adopt extreme measures to limit the spread of the virus. While these measures can be successful in “flattening the curve” of new infections, they’ve been taken with little thought or preparation for their mental health consequences. Our new environment of social isolation and anxiety, mixed with misinformation and confusion, creates the perfect kindling for a mental illness bonfire.
Dear Access Institute Community,
We hope you and your families are safe and well during this challenging and stressful time. Access Institute therapists and staff are on the front lines of the mental health response to the COVID-19 crisis and have worked intensively to adapt our program and services to a rapidly changing world.