The Household Pulse Survey, run by the Census Bureau to measure how Americans are living during the pandemic, is tracking an uptick in mental health disorders:
- In October, 37% of Americans reported feeling hopeless more than half of the time. In 2019, that figure was 21%.
- While more people aged 18-29 suffered mental illness symptoms pre-pandemic, the Household Pulse Survey finds that people between the ages of 30-39 are now slightly more anxious than younger adults.
- Women are more likely to report mental illness symptoms than men.
- Younger adults are more likely to not receive needed counseling than older adults.
- Adults from lower-income households are more likely to be unable to access needed counseling than those in higher-income households.
Read more about the state of mental health in America, including how people from various incomes are accessing mental health resources. Access the report.
Mental Health Resources
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- HHS ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 Behavioral Health Resources
- Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health during an Infectious Disease Outbreak
For Families and Children
- Helping Children Cope during an COVID-19 Outbreak
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
- Teen Depression
For People at Higher Risk for Serious Illness
For Healthcare Workers and First Responders