COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of people around the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) citing a 25% increase in depression and anxiety. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health crisis, please take the time to look through the USET resources aimed at providing mental and behavioral health support to our 33 member Tribal Nations. Consider these national resources that can help provide information, connect you with a mental health care provider, or assist you in times of crisis.
Impacts of COVID-19
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a significant increase in the rates of multiple mental health conditions and disorders. COVID-19 has placed considerable pressure on communities around the U.S. through the loss of life and protocols that isolate people, and USET is committed to providing data and resources to help reduce these pressures on our member Nations.
- Rates of anxiety disorders tripled from 2019 to June 2020
- The prevalence of depression increased by 17.8% from late 2019-June 2020
- Provisional Data shows a significant increase in suicide from 2020 to 2021
- The CDC reported a 13% increase in substance use between 2019-2020
If you or someone you love is struggling with a mental health crisis, please access the following resources for support.