Jane Clayson Johnson

September 10, 2020 12:10 PM MDT
Earlier this month, a nationwide study confirmed what many have suspected for some time: the prevalence of depression has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to researchers, symptoms of depression have increased more than three-fold since March. The CDC reported that 40 percent of U.S. adults described experiencing symptoms of depression in June. In a recent segment on mental health produced by WBUR in my hometown, Boston, a researcher suggested that depression spurred by the pandemic could itself become a second pandemic.
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December 31, 2019 09:26 AM MST
More than 12years ago, I read a touching post on a popular blog about everything the writer had done wrong when he first responded to his wife’s depression. Tom and his wife had been married only five years when he wrote the article, but it was filled with insight, hope, and positivity. Among the things he says he got wrong:
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March 13, 2019 04:31 PM MDT
Isabela’s* depression first manifested as anxiety, hitting during her seventh-grade year of school. Her mom, Luiza,* remembers it coming on suddenly. The only signs that anything was off-kilter masked themselves as the typical worries and changes that accompany the move to middle school and making new friends. One day Isabela seemed fine, the next, “I really felt like her soul had been kidnapped from her,” Luiza says.
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January 30, 2019 10:02 PM MST
You begin the book with an open and frank exploration of your own harrowing journey through depression. Was that a hard story to tell?
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January 10, 2019 10:59 PM MST
This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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