Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Trigger a Mental Health Crisis?

A man wears a face mask as he walks on Pier 45 in New York, April 30, 2020 (AP photo by Mark Lennihan).
A man wears a face mask as he walks on Pier 45 in New York, April 30, 2020 (AP photo by Mark Lennihan).

With the coronavirus pandemic showing no sign of relenting, experts are warning that the prolonged isolation and psychological trauma associated with the virus could cause a spike in mental health problems. For this week’s interview on the Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s Elliot Waldman talked about the mental health impacts of COVID-19 with Susan Borja, chief of the dimensional traumatic stress research program at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Listen to the full conversation here: And if you like what you hear, subscribe to Trend Lines: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Spotify The following interview transcript has […]

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