USA Today (11/4, Rodriguez) reports, “The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a mental health crisis that experts say the U.S. may have to battle for years to come,” as Americans struggle to deal with the effects of losing “loved ones, their jobs and their health to” the pandemic, all of which has resulted in “a steady rise in anxiety, depression and substance use disorders.” American Psychiatric Association President Vivian Pender, MD, said, “The bottom line is that people are still anxious, still depressed and now they’re worn out.” Dr. Pender added, “The more vigilant we are on mental health, the more we advocate for resources at all level of care, the better we will be.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)