Middle-aged Women’s Mental Health is getting worse and experts have warned us about a mental health crisis that could sweep the world due to the pandemic.
According to experts at the University of Michigan women between the age of 50 to 64 with high education levels “are more likely to have experienced worsened mental health during the first nine months of the pandemic,” or have felt higher levels of anxiety or sleep problems.
Experts are concerned that the issues are because of more than a year of social isolation, grief and loss, and economic and emotional trauma that the pandemic has caused.
One-fifth of all older adults said they felt their mental health had got worse throughout the pandemic.
“We need to continue to look for and address the mental health effects of the pandemic and connect people to treatment resources,” Lauren Gerlach, a doctor and professor at the university OF MICHIGANS medical school
“Poor mental health can decrease functioning, independence, and quality of life for older adults but treatment can significantly help,” she SAID.
In May of last year, the World Health Organization made a statement for the potential of “a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months.”
They recently tweeted: