The COVID-19 pandemic has totally disrupted our lives, and brought hardship to people already struggling with economic, physical, educational, and mental health challenges. As the pandemic continues, it is likely the mental health burden will increase as stricter measures are taken to slow the spread of the virus, which will lead to greater isolation. The CARES Act may help address the increased need for mental health, but more still needs to be done. If you or someone you know is suffering with mental health and needs help, please call 211. 2-1-1 Broward provides 24/7 access to all mental health services.