Mental health amid COVID-19
How is America coping?

63%

of Americans are facing mental health issues amid the ongoing pandemic

39%

of Americans facing mental distress are having trouble sleeping well

66%

of Americans have reached out for help to deal with their mental stress

Besides the obvious physical discomfort and threat to life, COVID-19 has hit mental health hard. The easing of the lockdown has undoubtedly helped the situation but only to a certain extent. This report delves into the mental and psychological impact that the pandemic continues to have on the people. Mental health professionals can leverage this data in their decision making.

COVID-19 is taking a heavy mental toll on Americans even as life returns to normalcy amid continuing infections. The sickness, isolation, and the financial stress triggered by the pandemic and the lockdown continues to have far-reaching consequences for many, including those not directly impacted by the disease. The second wave, which some countries are seeing, will only further aggravate the situation if it comes to it. Amid all the dramatic lifestyle changes, how has mental health been impacted, and to what extent? Piplsay polled 30,200 Americans to get some insights. Here is a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 64% of women and 62% of men are facing mental health issues amid the ongoing pandemic
  • Gen Xers (27%) are most anxious about the virus while Millennials (25%) are stressed about their jobs the most
  • 59% of Millennials have increased their alcohol and drug intake as compared to 41% of Gen Zers
  • 38% of Millennials and 33% of Gen Xers have sought professional help for their mental health issues as compared to 29% of Gen Zers

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from October 3-4, 2020. We received 30,200 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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