Stress of pandemic has negative impact on mental health and relationships, study shows

Ellen Vaughan and Zoë Peterson

Early results from a study by two Indiana University Bloomington professors on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact show a substantial number of mental health issues and instances of psychological aggression within relationships while people have had to shelter at home.

Zöe Peterson, associate professor in the School of Education's Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology and director of the Kinsey Institute's Sexual Assault Research Initiative, and Ellen Vaughan, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, have surveyed about 200 people nationwide since late April. 

Read the results of what they’ve found so far at News at IU.