Why is this research being done?
We want to learn how people with mental health conditions are doing as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Our study has 2 phases.
This phase was a national online survey of adults with mental health conditions about their personal experiences, emotional wellness, physical health, and what they were doing to stay well during the pandemic.
What do we hope to learn from the national web survey?
Who responded to our survey?
833 adults completed our national web survey.
How will this study be helpful?
We’ll learn how a large group of people with mental health conditions across the country feels about their health, wellness, challenges, and successes during the pandemic. We'll also learn whether and how a life coaching intervention can help people to restart their lives after hard times like a pandemic. We’ll use these results to recommend services and policies that improve the lives of people in mental health recovery.
The study is a partnership between our Center, the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, the BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
What has the study found so far?
Coming soon! A first look at preliminary findings from our national web survey.
What if I need help during COVID?
We understand that this is a difficult time for many people. If you would like someone to talk with, all U.S. states offer Warm Lines operated by trained staff. Find a warm line.
If you are in a crisis, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in your state. Find the number for my state.
Our Center’s COVID-19 Wellness Toolkit