Impact of COVID-19

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πŸ‘₯ Status: Recruiting
⏰ Time Commitment: 3 months (about 15 min per day, 4.5 hours once a month)
πŸ“‹ Study Type: Observational Study
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This study explores the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on various aspects of mental health and social relationships.

With this simple correlational study, we aim to examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives and relationships with others. To do so, we will ask you for a one-time completion of custom surveys, specially developed for the purpose of the present study and a set of standardized assessments related to mindfulness and mental health. 

This study is the first from a series dedicated to investigating the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. This means that the results of this study will generate hypotheses for future research around that topic. Your participation is a direct contribution to a growing body of innovative citizen-driven health research! 

You can begin the study by downloading the Quantified Citizen app, whose link can be found at the top of this page. If you have trouble with registration, please see the FAQ section of this page. Once in the app, look for the Impact of COVID-19 study. You will be guided through the steps to enroll in the study.

Sarah Paschall                

Sarah Paschall     




Maggie Kiraga                

Maggie Kiraga        




Sonia Brodie                

Sonia Brodie




Eesmyal Santos-Brault                

Eesmyal Santos-Brault



Inclusion criteria

  • the age of 18 or older
  • participants with full legal and mental capacity
  • access to a smartphone with internet (iOS or Android)

Exclusion criteria

  • lack of fluency in English
  • illiteracy

We are committed to data privacy, including encryption, anonymity and transparent policies. Your personal information stays on your device. No sign up, no email, no Facebook connection required.

Read our Privacy Policy here.

To browse through more FAQs about the app, please visit our Help Center.


How Do I Register?

Download > Start > Complete Walkthrough > Sign Up

Step 1. First Download the Quantified Citizen App here

Step 2. Complete the following walkthrough and select "Sign Up" to create an account:

Note: To skip the walkthrough select "Already have an account? Sign in" at the bottom.

Step 3. For your privacy we identify your account with 12 random words. Take note of these words and store them in a safe place. Treat these like you would treat a password.

Note: You do have access to these words inside the app using the dropdown hamburger menu in the top left and selecting "My Account".

Step 4. Select the the box to confirm that you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Step 5. Select the "SIGN UP" button to continue.

Step 6.  Enter a 4 digit password and then re-enter again to confirm. This can be used to sign in. You can also opt for Apple's Face ID after entering the 4 digit password.

Step 7. You should have a Completed screen as shown below.


Step 8. Press "Next" to enter your dashboard.


What happens to my data?

All of your data is completely anonymous. When you use the Quantified Citizen app you are the owner of your own personal information.

Rest assured all of your data is completely anonymous. When you use the Quantified Citizen app you are the owner of your own personal information. By using our services we do not have ownership, right, title, or interest in your personal information.


Do I receive my personal data during or after a study?

Not yet, but could be coming soon!

Currently, no personal data is shared during or after a study. This has been a popular request from the Quantified Citizen community and we are making strides to make this possible!

Quantified Citizen does not control the data of the customer (you). In order to keep your data anonymous and secure we are not permitted to transmit any customer data to any third party companies or publish it without explicit written consent. You can read more in our Privacy Policy.

Mental Health & Substance Use

βœ… Wellness Together Canada: Call 1-866-585-0445

This is a free, confidential, 24/7 hotline providing free mental health and substance use support. Their platform offers various services ranging from basic wellness information, to one-on-one sessions with a counselor, to participating in a community of support. Whatever it is you’re looking for, visit

βœ… Crisis Text Line Canada: Text β€œHOME” to 686868 or visit
Crisis Text Line USA: Text β€œHOME” to 741741 or visit

These are 24-hour, free, support lines (via text medium) for people experiencing all kinds of crises, including suicidal thoughts. 

βœ… National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA): Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

This is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. For Spanish (EspaΓ±ol), dial 1-888-628-9454.  You can also use the Lifeline Chat on the web

βœ… Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (USA): Call 800-662-HELP (4357)

This is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use challenges.

βœ… Fireside Project (USA): Call or text (3pm to 3am PST) 62-FIRESIDE > 623-473-7433

This is a peer support for those in the midst of psychedelic experiences, those sitting for others, and those integrating past psychedelic experiences. You can also access support via an app:

βœ… Psychedelic Support Therapy

This an online directory of experienced providers, information about integration groups/circles, and online education in the psychedelic space, for more information, visit

βœ… Organization of Psychedelic and Entheogenic Nurses

This organization represents nurses, at all levels of training, who work with patients utilizing therapeutic psychedelic medicines. They offer a list of clinical resources for those seeking integration and harm reduction, as well as psychedelic societies/communities, and professional organizations. If you want to learn more, visit

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