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Survey: Depression on the Rise Among African-Americans


After Floyd Death A federal government survey has found that depression among African-Americans has risen after the death of George Floyd.  According to The Washington Post, “The rate of Black Americans showing clinically significant signs of anxiety or depressive disorders jumped from 36 percent to 41 percent in the week after the video of Floyd’s death became public. That represents roughly 1.4 million more people.” The poll also finds that Asian Americans’ symptoms of depression jumped from 28 percent to 34 percent, a change that represents an increase of about 800,000 people. Depression symptoms for white Americans remained stable while Latino Americans’ depression symptoms declined.  Have you suffered a mental shift since the death of George Floyd? How are you coping with it and what suggestions do you have to improve your mental health?

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