The CDC data is not the only research to indicate a widespread increase in mental health issues, particularly anxiety. Recently, the Kaiser Family Foundation released the results of a poll showing that 53% of respondents believe COVID-19 is taking a toll on their mental health, an increase of 14% since May.2

  • Anxiety/depression symptoms: 31%
  • Trauma/stressor-related disorder symptoms: 26%
  • Started or increased substance use: 13%
  • Seriously considered suicide: 11%