Mental Health Stressors in Israel During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ephraim Shapiro, Livia Levine, Avi Kay

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Abstract

A survey of 503 Israelis, performed in April 2020, found high levels of anxiety and risk for depression; these mental health issues were associated with several stressors connected with the coronavirus and related policies. However, only a small percentage of the sample received mental health care from a professional, with native-born Israelis less likely than recent immigrants to receive such care. Some possible initiatives based on these findings are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Israel
  • Mental health
  • Utilization

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