“The isolation, the fear, the uncertainty, the economic turmoil – they all cause or could cause psychological distress,”… “The mental health and wellbeing of whole societies have been severely impacted by this crisis and are a priority to be addressed urgently”
IIMHL & IIDL Leadership Briefing VIII
COVID-19: The long term impacts on mental health
and financial inequality with - solutions
Janet Peters, Kathy Langlois, Steve Appleton, & Fran Silvestri
11 May 2020
This Briefing includes a report from The Wellbeing Trust which describes “deaths of
despair” for the US and gives policy solutions that have applicability for all countries.
In addition there are two articles from the Mental Health Foundation in the UK about
the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health and financial insecurity. The
findings of an ongoing research project led by the Mental Health Foundation
underscores the information presented..
Projected Deaths of Despair from COVID-19
Petterson et al, Well Being Trust, 8th May 2020 Read more... PDF Download link
Devora Kestel, director mental health department WHO