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How to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic
By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter
If you aren’t sure how to cope when a loved one is depressed, suicidal, or manic, it may be time to learn.
The number of people reporting depression symptoms shot up when the pandemic began, with a recent study suggesting depression tripled among Americans this past spring. The greater burden fell on people with fewer resources, socially and economically, and more exposure to stressful situations, such as job loss. Ongoing surveys are finding that 25% of respondents still report feeling depressed every day.
These kinds of struggles are heart-wrenching to witness. The following suggestions can help you both.
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