Last Saturday, the children of country singer Naomi Judd announced the death of their mother due to mental illness.
This is an unfortunate example among hundreds that show what studies have already warned about. For example, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) found that anxiety disorder and depressive disorder increased in Americans from 11% in 2019 to 41% in 2021.
Added to this, of the situation of Covid-19, which, as exposed by a recent survey by Harvard University, 52% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29, claimed to have experienced depression and hopelessness. As well as stating, “America has a mental health crisis”.
“Judd was among the nearly 52.9 million Americans with a mental illness, a statistic that has only risen since the start of the pandemic.”
Shirin Ali | THE HILL