We’ve all felt the negative effects of the pandemic — social isolation, work changes, financial insecurity, parenting and caretaking issues — and the list goes on. These challenges have amplified mental and behavioral health conditions such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.
In fact, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in late June, 2020, 40% of U.S. adults surveyed expressed they were struggling with mental or behavioral health issues.
Before these official findings were published, at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the SilverCloud team realized there would be an increased need for mental healthcare services. We also knew that as a provider of online behavioral healthcare services, we were in a unique position to help as many people as possible.