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Mental Health of 18-24 Year Olds Are Suffering Most Since Start Of Pandemic, Report Finds

(CNN)Americans are not getting the mental health assistance they need during the worst pandemic of the last century, according to the inaugural State of the Nation’s Mental Health report released Monday by Anthem, the largest for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

That is especially true for the youngest, oldest and most impoverished — the very groups often hardest hit by the sickness, death and economic uncertainty brought on by Covid-19, the report said.

“Rates of anxiety and depression reported by patients went up and yet the ability to access mental health services actually went down,” said Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Anthem’s chief health officer.

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