The coronavirus pandemic has left many Americans struggling financially, emotionally, and physically, as they face the side effects of social distancing, unemployment, physical or emotional abuse at home, addiction, and anxiety regarding the health and safety of loved ones. Often, people are left to face these challenging life circumstances without access to adequate help.
The new coronavirus and the illness that it causes, COVID-19, are wreaking havoc on every aspect of life. With more than 352,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. and 1,324,907 current confirmed cases across the globe, many of us are very aware and even fearful of the negative implications this has on our daily lives.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday, March 11 that the new coronavirus is now officially a global pandemic.1 In the past two weeks, COVID-19 cases outside of China have increased 13-fold and the number of affected countries has tripled.