The past six months have taken a toll mentally and emotionally, and it's showing up in our everyday life.
A recent study from the Boston University School of Public Health found that the number of American adults with depression symptoms has more than tripled during the coronavirus pandemic. People of color are particularly struggling, as they are being affected disproportionately by the health and economic toll of the pandemic and dealing with systemic racism.
We take listener calls on how to cope with Dr. Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, psychiatrist and CEO of Well-Minds Psychiatry and Consulting Company and Senior Vice President and Medical Director for Insight and Regroup Telepsyhciatry, and Larry Berkowitz, licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and the director and co-founder of Riverside Trauma Center. Riverside is working with the state on MassSupport, a program aimed at providing free crisis counseling to individuals and communities during the pandemic. We also hear from Boston NAACP President Tanisha Sullivan.
If you are feeling suicidal or need support with suicidal thinking, you can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
This segment aired on September 15, 2020.