Salud Mental

COVID-19 and mental health: Challenges and opportunities


María Elena Medina-Mora


Nine months have elapsed since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Mexico and six since the transition to a new reality after two months of lockdown. Still, over half the states in the country are on high or maximum alert, with a spike in new cases. In Mexico we have not achieved the significant decrease reached in other regions. We are still lacking effective preventive medication and being uncertain about the availability or length of effectiveness of a vaccine.