Public Mental Health Crisis During COVID-19 Pandemic, China

Published in: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 26, Number 7 (July 2020). doi: 10.3201/eid2607.200407

Posted on RAND.org on April 03, 2020

by Lu Dong, Jennifer Bouey

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The 2019 novel coronavirus disease emerged in China in late 2019–early 2020 and spread rapidly. China has been implementing emergency psychological crisis interventions to reduce the negative psychosocial impact on public mental health, but challenges exist. Public mental health interventions should be formally integrated into public health preparedness and emergency response plans.

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