From isolation to anxiety, health experts at Lee Health say since the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve seen an increase in patients needing mental health care.
“We have seen patients who before never had difficulties with mental health start to have difficulties. We have seen people who had mental health and this has made it worse,” said Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo, a clinical psychologist with Lee Health.
Dr. Hidalgo has worked with patients on feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, fear, loss, and substance abuse. “Missing family members, missing seeing friends, missing their coworkers. We...