The COVID-19 pandemic has created a time where innovation and advance has become more possible, and quicker. It has been like wartime development of technology, which has often been far faster than peacetime.
Mental illness is the major cause of unhappiness in our society (source Layard). Once ill, people tend to limp on through life, which causes massive direct and indirect (to family and friends) human suffering.
We need to get upstream, far upstream, to primary prevention.