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NAMI Greater Orlando Executive Director Eric Welch on the pandemic’s impact on mental health

The health impacts of the coronavirus go beyond the physical effects of the disease. The pandemic has also profoundly affected people’s mental health–from grief and loss to fear, disorientation and the trauma of social isolation.  Eric Welch, the executive director of NAMI Greater Orlando, joins Intersection to discuss how the pandemic has impacted people’s mental health over the past year. 
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Pandemic’s Emotional Hammer Hits Hard

Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a loved one.
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