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Published on: Aug 4, 2022

By Jennifer Kowalkowski and Danielle C. Rhubart, The Pennsylvania State University

Social support can protect mental health from the stressors of life during times of widespread crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from a national survey collected in early-2021, Jennifer Kowalkowski [SMM1] (Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State University) and Danielle Rhubart (Assistant Professor at Penn State University) found that working-age adults (18-64) who reported having more social support were less likely to report that their mental health was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the data slice to learn more.