COVID-19 Continues to Cause Mental Health Concerns

As we move through the tenth month of dealing with COVID-19, an increasing number of Missourians are getting mental health services. Dr. C.J. Davis, the President and CEO of Burrell Behavioral Health, says the demand for these services has climbed by about 25 to 30 percent and he does not expect the need to change anytime soon.

Davis says during a pandemic and even epidemics, the mental health of our society struggles with depression, anxiety and almost trauma-like symptoms for sometimes 1-3 years post-pandemic.