The relationship between COVID-19 stress and deleterious mental health outcomes is well documented worldwide. In this cross-sectional study, we explored the impact of COVID-related stress on 676 individuals' mental health and well-being. Our sample was diverse in terms of age and race and was distributed across geographic location. Using structural equation modeling, we found that the paths from financial stress and family stress to depression, anxiety, and stress were all positive and significant. Personal stress was not a significant predictor of depression, anxiety, or stress. Well-being partially mediated the relationship between COVID-related financial stress and depression, anxiety, and stress. Counselors who work with clients experiencing financial stress may consider implementing well-being-focused interventions. We discuss evidence-based well-being prevention and intervention strategies counselors can use with clients who experience COVID-related stress.

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