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Ms. Magazine: New Report Points to Women’s Mental Health Crisis

A new report from humanitarian organization CARE is pointing to an overlooked crisis: women’s mental health. The report is one of the only pandemic reports examining the specific gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—effects that are cause for global concern.

According to the report, women were almost three times more likely than men (at 27 percent, compared to 10 percent of men) to report that their mental health had been impacted by the pandemic. Women cited issues such as skyrocketing unpaid care burdens and worries about livelihoods, food, and health care—all of which are causing rising rates of anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues.

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