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There are 6 comments on Depression Rates in US Tripled When the Pandemic First Hit—Now, They’re Even Worse

  1. Of course, we live in tough times… we need mental health support as never before. That’s why a lot of universities discuss and implement mental health services for their students and workers, even if they didn’t put a lot of attention to it earlier. And it’s important not only for adults – children struggle with mental issues sometimes too.

        1. Hey Jordan. I dislike your rude comment written to Gianna Garneau. Next time it would be nice if you have nothing good to say at all, don’t say anything. I hope you have a good one, Jordan.

  2. The suicide rates probably increased because a lot of people were worried that the pandemic would never go away and they didn’t want to live in this type of society anymore because a lot of things were happing all at once. for instance BLM, the election where people were raging over social media for a while and still are, and countless other things that were super overwhelming in 2020-2021. not to mention online schooling made it harder to turn in assignments or even do them with the distractions. teens ar younger were forced not to make any in-person contact without a mask. for me, that part hit hard because I missed my friends. Everyone probably felt shut out. But that’s just what I think is why suicide rates have increased.

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