While anxiety and depression were already among the most common medical conditions in the country before COVID-19, demand for mental health services has soared since the start of the pandemic. Prevalence of depression symptoms has tripled since March of last year, and the CDC reported that the 12-month period leading up to May 2020 saw the highest number of drug overdose deaths ever recorded.

It’s also meant that mental health providers have had to make abrupt adjustments not only to current clients’ treatment, but also around initial conversations with prospective ones.

Russ Philpott, therapist and founder of the outpatient practice…

Alyse DiNapoli

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