COVID-19: from a PHEIC to a public mental health crisis?

On Jan 30, 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). 6 months later, more than 14 million confirmed cases, more than 600 000 deaths, and unprecedented public health measures are impacting the lives of billions of individuals around the world and all aspects of society. While the focus has been—understandably—on the physical health…