Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, America's nurses -- who for almost 20 years have been voted the country's most trusted professionals -- are running on empty. The stress and lack of support has driven many nurses to quit their jobs. And during the worst health crisis the US has seen in more than a century, the health care system can't afford to lose them.
Denise Keeley, who's been a nurse for more than 40 years, quit her job after her requests to be kept away from COVID-19 patients were unanswered.
Former ICU nurse Rachel Ellsworth quit her job.
Megan Chao Smith struggled with an increasingly demanding workload before the pandemic.
In addition to the stress they face as medical professionals, Black people are generally more likely to have feelings of sadness, hopelessness and worthlessness than White adults, according to Mental Health America.
While Covid-19 itself has largely been sparing of children's physical health, studies have shown it has taken a toll on their mental health, associated with an increase in suicide-related behaviors, experts say.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to fuel uncertainty and anxiety, how it impacts our mental well-being is hard to ignore -- something athletes, bereft of competitions and regular training routines, perhaps know better than most.
Nearly half of employees said their workload had increased while working from home, and 31% reported an impact on their mental health, such as feeling depressed, anxious or exhausted since shifting to home working during the pandemic.
Dr. Laurie Santos created "Psychology and the Good Life" in response to the growing level of anxiety and depression she saw in students.