Carroll University Develops New Education Program to Address the Pandemic-Accelerated Health Care Crisis

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Robert Wood Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute ranked Wisconsin 32nd in the United States for the number of mental health professionals, 27th for licensed professional counselors, and 30th for psychologists.

As the full impacts of the pandemic continue to take shape, recent studies show that mental health issues throughout the United States are rising. Particularly concerning are the links between the COVID-19 pandemic and increased rates of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, substance use, and insomnia – which can all lead to increased rates of suicide.

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