PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Mental health professionals in Arizona say they’re seeing more patients seeking help for depression and burnout amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And they even more patients to be booking appointments in the next few months.
“There’s probably going to be a huge influx in just providers across the board, whether they’re private practice or community health clinics,” said Dr. John Deletorre, a psychologist and chair of the Disaster Resource Network Committee with the Arizona Psychology Association (AzPA). “They’ve been putting off all their appointments because how do they work but then take care of the kids? How do they juggle all of the different expectations that are assigned to them? I think there has been an idea that because you’re not capable of juggling all of these things, something has to give, and I think people have been giving on their own emotional issues.”
Dr. Deletorre said