Despite more mental capacities returning to pre-COVID levels, continued focus on mental health is needed.
According to the February Mental Health Index, the improvement reported in January wasn’t just a fluke. For two
months in a row, multiple mental health capacities inched back to levels unseen since before the pandemic. By the
end of February, stress, resilience, memory, depressed mood, conscious negativity bias, and risk of Depressive
Disorder all returned to where they were in February 2020. While these trends are encouraging, there are some
key points to understand about the data.