COVID-19 has forced people across Kentucky and around the world to drastically limit their daily interactions with others in order to save lives.
In addition to the concern about physical health, the isolation is intensifying a secondary crisis – and that’s mental health.
Sabrina Brown is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky. She also works with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, part of the Kentucky Department for Public Health.
Brown co-authored an article recently published in The Journal of Rural Health titled, “Suicide in the Time of COVID-19: A Perfect Storm.
WKU Public Radio Reporter Rhonda Miller spoke with Brown about what she sees as the increasing impact of the coronavirus on mental health.