COVID-19 Lockdown Consequences

For the past year, governments and policymakers around the world have attempted to deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic through a variety of methods. These include implementing controversial lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. The degree to which these measures have helped to slow the spread of COVID-19 is still debated, but experts agree that the mental, physical, and financial wellbeing of individuals has been impacted.

There has been an alarming rise in the rates of domestic violence, suicide, drug overdose, and substance abuse over the past year, with strong ties to lockdowns, unemployment, and stress. 

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