The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been massive, touching the lives of everyone worldwide. But what does recent data show about how it has affected our mental health and well-being? Preliminary statistics suggest that the pandemic has had a significant effect on suicide rates and violent incidents. This study examines available data to compare and contrast trends in the community to those within the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
- Describe the COVID-19 pandemic's far-reaching impact on many individuals' mental health, including neurotypical individuals with no prior mental health history
- Evaluate how the pandemic has influenced suicide and violence rates worldwide and within the population of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
- Discuss how clinicians can address some of the common symptoms, concerns, and struggles that people have been facing throughout this pandemic