Coronapod: How has COVID impacted mental health?
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Studying mental health in populations is not a simple task, but as the pandemic has continued, mounting concerns have mobilised researchers. Now, researchers have used data from helplines in 20 countries to assess the impacts that COVID, as well as associated political and public health measures like financial assistance programs and lockdowns, have had on mental health. Contrary to expectations, loneliness and concerns about the impacts of the pandemic drove most of the callers, rather than imminent threats such as suicidal thoughts or abuse. News: Millions of helpline calls reveal how COVID affected mental health Omicron We will be discussing Omicron in an upcoming Coronapod on 17 December. If you would like to ask any questions of our reporters about Omicron, please get in touch on Twitter: @naturepodcast or email: [email protected] News: How bad is Omicron? What scientists know so far News: Omicron is supercharging the COVID vaccine booster debate News: Omicron-variant border bans ignore the evidence, say scientists Subscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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