“Experts estimate that more than 50% of Americans will go through at least one traumatic event in their lives. The event might involve childhood abuse or neglect; war or other forms of violence; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; accidents and natural disasters; grief and loss; the witnessing of acts of violence; medical crisis; cultural and intergenerational suffering and more.
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted in April, nearly half of Americans report that the coronavirus is harming their mental health. That same month, a federal emergency hotline run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported nearly a 1000% increase in calls compared to a year ago.”
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