In 2019, the Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey found that 11 percent of respondents reported poor mental health. More recently, the Department of Public Health (DPH) conducted the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS); the findings of this survey revealed poor mental health rates three times higher than the 2019 survey.
The survey was conducted between September and November 2020 and had more than 35,000 responses. Any Massachusetts resident 14 years old and older was eligible to respond.
Initial results were released February 17, 2021; updated findings were reported May 12, 2021.
According to Sanouri Ursprung, director, Office of Statistics and Evaluation, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, ...
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