Nearly One in Four Young Adults in U.S. Treated for Mental Health during Pandemic, CDC Survey Finds

September 30, 2022

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New federal data suggest the percentage of U.S. adults receiving mental health treatment rose during COVID-19. The data come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found the increase was mostly driven by adults under age 45. The data also highlight racial disparities, with White people more likely to receive mental health treatment than any other racial or ethnic group. According to experts, the increase in receiving mental health care may mean more people are getting the help they need. However, it is important to work to ensure all population groups have access to mental health care when they need it.

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