By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The COVID-19 pandemic and all its impacts, economic fallout and social isolation have also fostered a mental health crisis.
Dr. Lorrie Henderson with Scottsdale Wellness and Integrated Care said the current mental and behavioral health challenges are concerning and across the board.
“We are seeing increased incidents of distress in all areas,” Henderson said. “Individuals are having difficulty in multiple areas including financial strain, limited housing options, concern of possible loss of housing, loss of jobs, health issues, and overall uncertainty. This translates into relationship issues, coping difficulties, anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance abuse.”
The mental health challenges created by the stresses of 2020 are occurring across Arizona and the country. Those could be magnified with the holiday season and renewed fears about COVID and its impacts on public health and jobs.
Henderson said Scottsdale Wellness and Integrated Care offers help with depression, addiction, chronic illnesses, eating disorders, domestic violence, stress management, panic attacks, anxiety and other mental and behavioral health challenges.