How COVID-19 Is Impacting Men’s Mental Health Differently

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Fifty nine percent of American men say the COVID-19 pandemic has had a greater negative impact on their mental health than the 2008 economic recession. Rizky Panuntun/Getty Images
  • A new survey has found that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a bigger impact on the mental and general health of American men than many admit.
  • 77 percent of respondents said their stress levels increased during the pandemic, while 59 percent reported they felt isolated.
  • About 45 percent said their emotional and mental health declined during this difficult period.
  • Experts say a large percentage of men typically avoid seeking treatment for their physical or mental health.
  • They encourage men to reach out to their support systems.

As COVID-19 continues to reorient our daily lives, new research is giving us a deeper look at how the pandemic is impacting men in the United States.

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