This was on the news in the UK today about the (terrible) waiting times patients with mental health issues are facing in the emergency departments there (ER / A&E).
It's similar in the country I'm living in in Europe.
Mental health statistics have been on the rise for many years now... But it seems the pandemic has added a real boost to the numbers and from what I'm hearing, there's also a huge rise in numbers in teenagers and people in their 20s because it's the first generation to have been exposed to social media that's so toxic and so inescapable.
It's going to be interesting how this rise in numbers will affect the societal discourse about mental health in the years to come. What was once a taboo topic seems to be becoming "unavoidable" for society to deal with...