By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer How will the pandemic change the delivery of behavioral health services? The answer to that question—we don't know (yet). What we do know is that the pandemic has created more demand for services in general. Depression among adults in the U.S. tripled in early 2020 due to the pandemic and depression levels have risen from 8.5% pre-COVID to 32.8% today (see This is how COVID-19 has affected mental health in the US). And those levels of depression are remaining high 12 months into the pandemic. There is more drug abuse and more overdoses (see CDC Data: Drug Overdose Deaths Top 100K for…
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