Confronting the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 in America

Key Resources (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“More Than A Quarter Million People Screened Positive for Depression, Anxiety Since Start of The Pandemic.” Mental Health America. August 11, 2020. Available at

“A Holistic Approach for the US Behavioral Health Crisis During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Coe, E., Crystal, L., Enomoto, K., et al. McKinsey & Company. August 6, 2020. Available at

“Do Americans Face Greater Mental Health and Economic Consequences from COVID-19? Comparing the U.S. with Other High-Income Countries.” Williams, R., Shah, A., Tikkanen, R., et al. The Commonwealth Fund. August 6, 2020. Available at

“How States Can Meet Mental Health Needs During the Pandemic and Beyond.” Smalley, K. and Warren, J. The Commonwealth Fund. To The Point (blog). July 28, 2020. Available at

“Medicare’s Mental Health Coverage: How COVID-19 Highlights Gaps and Opportunities for Improvement.” McGinty, B. The Commonwealth Fund. July 2020. Available at

“The Coming Mental-Health Crisis.” Ornstein, N. American Enterprise Institute. May 14, 2020. Available at

“Mental Health And COVID-19 Information and Resources.” Mental Health America. 2020. Available at

Additional Resources (listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“Coronavirus (COVID-19).” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. August 7, 2020. Available at

“Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. July 24, 2020. Available at

“Factors Influencing Physician Practices’ Adoption of Behavioral Health Integration in the United States.” Malâtre-Lansac, A., Engel, C., Xenakis, L., et al. Annals of Internal Medicine. July 21, 2020. Available at

“Early Impact of CMS Expansion of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19.” Verma, S. Health Affairs Blog. July 15, 2020. Available at

“COVID-19 Intensifies Need for Mental Health Care Services.” Berg, S. American Medical Association. June 2, 2020. Available at

“Coronavirus Pandemic: How Can We Reduce Long-Term Impact on Children’s Mental Health?” Gleason, M. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. June 1, 2020. Available at

“Mental Health Conditions and Substance Use: Comparing U.S. Needs and Treatment Capacity with Those in Other High-Income Countries.” Tikkanen, R., Fields, K., Williams, R., et al. The Commonwealth Fund. May 21, 2020. Available at

“Telehealth in the Wake of COVID-19.” Faget, K. Foley & Lardner LLP. May 18, 2020. Available at

“SHRM Research: COVID-19 Takes a Toll on Employees’ Mental Well-Being.” Gurchiek, K. Society for Human Resource Management. May 11, 2020. Available at

“Update on Telehealth Restrictions in Response to COVID-19.” American Psychiatric Association. May 1, 2020. Available at

“Solutions from Around the World: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation During COVID-19.” Abrams, M., Williams, R., Tikkanen, R., et al. The Commonwealth Fund. To The Point (blog). April 30, 2020. Available at

“Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences During COVID-19.” Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. April 8, 2020. Available at

“Expanding Telemental Health in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Conrad, R., Rayala, H., Diamond, R., et al. Psychiatric Times. April 7, 2020. Available at

“Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow.” Torous, J., Jän Myrick, K., Rauseo-Ricupero, N., et al. JMIR Mental Health. March 26, 2020. Available at

“Incorporating Telemedicine as Part of COVID-19 Outbreak Response Systems.” Rockwell, K., and Gilroy, A. The American Journal of Managed Care. March 19, 2020. Available at

“Mental Health Policy.” Mental Health America. 2020. Available at