According to a survey Despite COVID’s ease, Europeans have serious mental health issues

According to fresh polls released on Thursday, the number of Europeans reporting “poor” or “extremely terrible” mental health surged during the COVID-19 outbreak, even after lockdowns were lifted.

According to Eurofound’s polls of 200,000 people, those reporting “poor” or “extremely bad” mental health more than doubled from 6.4% in March 2020, when the crisis began, to 12.7% two years later, even when restrictions were removed.

“Many people anticipated that the reopening of society would enhance their mental health. However, the risk of depression remained alarmingly high for many people in Spring 2022 “It went on to say that the risk was higher for the young.

The online surveys, which ran from March 2020 to May 2022, also found that more people in the EU’s 27 member states are struggling to make ends meet and are in greater danger of falling into energy poverty, owing to increasing inflation.

In Spring 2022, 53% of respondents reported having difficulty making ends meet, up from 47% at the start of the epidemic, according to Eurofound in separate research.

“A high level of stress (about finances) combined with uncertainty about the future may continue to have a negative influence on mental health,” the study concluded.

Furthermore, nearly one in every five respondents reported having unmet healthcare needs, notably for hospital and specialist care for mental health.

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