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What is already known on this topic? The public was at elevated risk of mental health illnesses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, so accessibility to psychological knowledge and interventions is vital to promptly respond to mental health crises. What is added by this report? During the pandemic period, 40,724 (71.9%) participants reportedly had access to psychological knowledge, and 36,546 (64.5%) participants had accessed information on psychological interventions. Participants who were male, unmarried, living alone, divorced or widowed, or infected with COVID-19 were less likely to access psychological knowledge and intervention. What are the implications for public health practice? Governments should pay more attention to formulate policies, popularize psychological education, and provide mental health services online or in the community.

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Journal article


China CDC Wkly

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797 - 803