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How to support someone with depression virtually

How to support someone with depression virtually

The pandemic has taken a toll on many of us, especially when it comes to our mental health. Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of depression during the pandemic, an uptick from one in 10 adults before COVID-19, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.

Given the statistics, chances are you know someone who's affected, and maybe you've been affected, too. Even as states drop mask mandates and vaccination rates increase, people with depression still face mental health challenges and will likely continue to do so post-pandemic. On the plus side, since we're all online more, there are more ways for us to help one another: "Everybody, but particularly people with social anxiety â€" and there's a high correlation between depression and anxiety â€" they are now in the habit of being online," says Dr. Carol Landau, a clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University who wrote a Read more...

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