Cambodians seek mental health services amid COVID-19 crisis

Motorists drive past the TPO building in Phnom Penh, August 28, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

More and more Cambodians have been turning to mental health services as a result of the fear and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say that loss of employment caused by the economic downturn as well as government restrictions and school closures have given rise to increased levels of depression and anxiety.