1. Introduction

In 2020, the world faced the COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated the virtualization of many aspects of our lives. The pandemic also impacted mental health negatively; about four in ten adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder compared to one in ten adults who reported these symptoms in 2019 (Panchal, 2021). Additionally, the World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives (Rogers, 2019). …

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