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What It’s Like to Experience Depression for the First Time, in a Pandemic

These times are unprecedented, and so is this mental health crisis

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If you or someone you know need help, consider calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1–800–273-TALK (8255) for English, 1–888–628–9454 for Spanish.




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Ashley Laderer

Ashley Laderer

writer aiming to make people with mental health conditions feel less alone 🦄 it’s okay to be not okay. instagram + twitter @ashley_unicorn

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