Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on NIMH Research Participants and Volunteers
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Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many changes to people s normal social patterns. The respiratory illness has been the major focus of public health efforts. But most experts also agree that government and public health mandates to slow the spread of the illness, such as social distancing, have a significant effect on people s mental health. Environmental stressors, such as constraints on activities, social contact, and access to resources, take a toll. Researchers want to learn how stressors related to COVID-19 affect mental health over time.

Objective: To learn the relationship between stressors related to COVID-19 and self-rated measures of mental health symptoms and distress among a range of people.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

How is this study designed?

Study type: Observational Estimated Enrollment: 5000 participants Estimated Study Start Date: May 6, 2020 Estimated Study Completion Date: April 1, 2022

Who is this study for?


English-speaking adults ages 18 and older

What should I expect?

This study will be conducted online.

Participants will give their first and last name and email address. They will indicate if they have ever been in an NIH research study. They will get a username and password.

Every 2 weeks for up to 6 months, participants will complete online study surveys. They will get email reminders. Some surveys will be repeated. At the end of the study, they will complete a set of end-of-study surveys.

Connect with the study team

Thank you for your interest in advancing COVID-19 treatments.

Please fill out this contact form to be connected to a member of the study team. The following information that you enter will only be authorized to be shared with the research team conducting this specific study.

If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact our support specialists at [email protected]

Have a question?

For general questions about COVID-19 clinical trials, please email [email protected] For study specific inquiries, submit the interest form and you’ll be connected to the study team.