“COVID-19 Has More People Seeking Out Therapy For First Time” – Newsy

covid-19 mental health

“Newsy’s latest poll found around 1 in 10 sought out therapy since the pandemic began.”

by Lindsey Theis

The COVID-19 pandemic has led more people to try therapy for the first time in their lives.

“‘As we stabilize their psychosis and you continue to speak with them, you get down to it and they’re like, ‘”I was really anxious, over COVID,’’ said Dr. Eric French, Medical Director of Adult Psychiatry at Colorado’s Medical Center of Aurora.

“Newsy’s latest poll found around 1 in 10 (12%) sought out therapy since the pandemic began – with 46% saying it was their first time seeking it.

“Among those who sought out therapy, men were significantly more likely than women to get therapy for the first time (63% vs. 21%). Traditionally, men are much less likely to see a mental health professional.”

Read this article in its entirety at Newsy, click here. 

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