What Does the Future of the Mental Health Pandemic Hold?
By Aaron M. Hawkins, MD
Health experts across the country agree: we are in the midst of a mental health pandemic and have good reason to believe that this mental health crisis will lead to increased cases of depression1 throughout the year. This debilitating illness currently impacts more than 17.3 million American adults, with research2 showing rates have tripled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many sufferers — an astounding 6.2 million3 — do not find relief using antidepressant medications.