A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) found alarming results regarding Americans’ ability to manage stress, citing rising levels of alcohol consumption, weight gain, and mental health issues within the last year, Townhall reported, as per WeThePeople.
The APA survey was conducted in February, one year into the pandemic.
The results reveal a growing health crisis of stress and the devastating effects of the Covid lockdowns on Americans across the county.
The survey found that 61 percent of respondents experienced undesired weight change, with the average for those who gained weight being 29 pounds and the average for those who lost weight being 26 pounds. Notably, Millennials reported the largest average weight gain of 41 pounds.
The APA also reported dramatic changes in the sleeping and drinking habits of American adults. Noting that 67 percent have been sleeping either more or less than they desired and 25 percent have been consuming more alcohol to cope with the stress of the pandemic.
Nearly half of the mothers and 30% of fathers report worsening mental health.
Another 54% of essential workers relied on “unhealthy habits to get through the pandemic,” and a quarter reported a new mental health diagnosis.
Americans are struggling through this pandemic. The devastating stress is seriously harming the mental health of Americans. Politicians need to understand this when the next disease hits and they want to go to extremes.
The lockdowns were too extreme for too long. It was supposed to be two weeks and much of what they did was to make Trump look bad because they don’t give a hoot about us.
Oh, and open up!!!