One Year In: How Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Us? By Danielle Render Turmaud, M.S., NCC,

The pandemic has been with us for over a year now. There are interesting articles around the web. One of them caught our eye and we thought readers would be interested to see this point of view.


Courtesy of Psychology Today and Dr. Danielle Render Turmaud, NCC, MS

One Year In: How Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting Us?

A new report provides insight into how we are coping with the pandemic.

Posted March 31, 2021 |  Reviewed by Devon Frye

  • Key points:
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has come with serious physical and mental health consequences for individuals, groups, and societies.
  • A recent APA survey suggests that the prolonged stress of the pandemic has triggered weight gain, sleep disturbances, and increased alcohol consumption for many.
  • Communities of color, parents of young children, essential workers, and young adults appear most likely to be negatively affected.

A new report from the American Psychological Association provides us with insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A year after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the world is asking, “How have we been impacted?” In addition to the immense death toll that the pandemic has had on the world population—with over 550,000 deaths in the United States alone as of March 2021—the mystery has continued as to what the exact short-term and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be. Although this impact will be continued to be explored for years to come, a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) provides us with an additional piece to this puzzle.

About the Author

Danielle Render Turmaud, M.S., NCC, is a counseling professional, Instructor of Counseling and Psychology, and current doctoral student in counseling who specializes in working with survivors of trauma.

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