Mental Health

Local doctor: Mental health concerns on the rise with combo of political issues, pandemic | WLOS


An Asheville psychologist said recent national events have had an impact on mental health across the board. Dr. Dara Bushman said she’s seeing a rise in anxiety and depression as people are now not only dealing with the pandemic but also the recent significant political instability. Since Wednesday, people around the country have replayed what happened at the U. S. Capitol. “I think people are very stressed and they’re very scared, feeling very vulnerable,” Bushman said.