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More than 20% of adults received mental health treatment during the pandemic

(KYMA, KECY) - About 20.3% of U.S. adults received mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

That's according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC's "National Center for Health Statistics Report" shows about 16.5% of adults took prescription medication for their mental health in 2020.

While ten percent 10.1% received counseling or therapy.

Women were more likely than men to have received any treatment at all.

That's consistent with the higher prevalence of conditions, such as anxiety and depression, seen among women as well as an increased willingness to seek out care.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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