One out of four New Hampshire residents in a recent health survey reported using prescription medication for their mental or emotional health in the prior month. And one in eight said they had needed medication or therapy during that time but had not gotten it. The pandemic that’s about to enter a third year is taking a toll on our collective mental health.
Dr. Cynthia Whitaker, president and CEO of Greater Nashua Mental Health, said the isolation and stress from the ongoing health crisis “is increasing everybody’s baseline.”
“So if you were somebody who was healthy and well, now you’re somebody who’s maybe a little stressed,” she said. “If you were somebody who was on the verge of needing support or having symptoms, now you probably are.”