Caring for your mental health in a time of pandemic

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Valley News - Health
Ashley Hutchinson, Special to Valley News Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Disease Control said one in five Americans had a diagnosed mental illness. With staggering statistics pointing toward more than 50% of Americans being diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime, it is sobering to realize that around half of American counties have not a single psychiatrist or psychotherapist to provide crucial mental health care services. I point these facts out not to be doom and gloom about the current state of mental health care in our great country, but to paint a broader picture of what may be an obstacle for far too many during this trying time. It becomes overwhelming to think about how the novel coronavirus pandemic and quarantine will likely contribute to even hig
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