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NASW-NC Member Victor Armstrong Featured in Asheville Citizen Times!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Asheville Citizen Times


'Everyone’s feeling some level of stress': COVID-19's impact on mental health and substance use

Statewide data shows symptoms of depression and anxiety have tripled amid the pandemic, according to Victor Armstrong, executive director of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. North Carolina also has seen a 15% increase in emergency room visits for substance use and binge drinking.


Officials say the rise in mental health issues is affecting historically marginalized populations and younger people, in particular.


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