Covid-19 and mental health

Covid-19 has dramatically affected all of our lives. There have been a broad range of emotional effects related to the pandemic, and certain stressors have affected a large majority of the population. On August 28, 2020, Dr. Sonia Bansal of the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine discussed recent research showing the effects of the pandemic on mental health across the country, the enormous long-term consequences for families, communities and societies, and the necessity of addressing the mental health needs associated with the pandemic.