Mental Health in America

Series produced by After the Fact

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Image by: The Pew Charitable Trusts 

The percentage of Americans experiencing symptoms of depression has tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the long-term effects on the nation’s mental health are still unclear.

In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we explore the state of mental health in America, how the national conversation on this important subject is changing, and approaches by communities to address this burgeoning crisis. Through interviews with experts, health practitioners, local leaders, and individuals, we highlight the impact of the pandemic and how we can move forward together.

6 Pieces

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The pandemic increased concerns about mental health in America and exposed a lack of access to treatment and a growing demand for services—all issu...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 41:50
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In this episode we hear about the stigma surrounding two growing public health problems in the United States: substance use disorder and suicide.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 18:51
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The conversation on acknowledging, identifying, and treating mental health challenges has shifted during the pandemic as a growing number of Americ...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 18:41
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Personnel from America’s emergency response systems are on the front lines answering calls from individuals experiencing mental health crises. In t...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 17:30
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Access to mental health care is a rising concern in communities throughout the country—especially for groups already experiencing challenges connec...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 17:37
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In this bonus episode of our “Mental Health in America” season, Dr. Rahul Gupta, director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Poli...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2022
  • Length: 17:43