Mental Health Of Nebraskans Still A Worry For Doctors

May 11, 2020 - 12:44pm

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Previous reporting from NET News showed self-isolation from the coronavirus pandemic has caused issues with the people’s mental health.


Dr. Dave Meyers with Bryan Health in Lincoln says data shows that people have been impacted by the coronavirus.

“More than half of Americans – 56% – reported that worry or stress related to the outbreak has led to at least one negative mental health effect. Those include trouble with eating or sleeping, drinking alcohol more frequent headaches or stomach aches, shorter tempers and other health problems,” Meyers said.

Other effects include changes in personality, panic attacks, memory loss, irritability or violent behavior. He says he wants people to know they aren’t alone.

“We want folks to know that there is hope and there is healing,” Meyers said. “We do have resources available here at Bryan Medical Center and in our community that can help you work through your mental health and your mental health symptoms.”

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK or online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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