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O'Connor, Karen and Wrigley, Margo and Jennings, Rhona and Hill, Michele and Niazi, Amir (2021) Mental health impacts of COVID-19 in Ireland and the need for a secondary care mental health service response. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 38, (2), pp. 99-107. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017%2Fipm.2020.64.

External website: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/irish-jour...

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency, the scale, speed and nature of which is beyond anything most of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The mental health burden associated with this pandemic is also likely to surpass anything we have previously experienced. In this editorial, we seek to anticipate the nature of this additional mental health burden and make recommendations on how to mitigate against and prepare for this significant increase in mental health service demand.


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