Mental Health Awareness: Dealing with depression

Mental health matters — to all of us

Many studies show that about 20 percent of Americans have mental health problems. That’s one out of every five people — so it’s likely we all know someone who’s affected.
One common mental health problem is depression. As you’ll learn from this first-hand video or transcript, depression is more than sadness. It’s a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness. And yet people can and do recover.

COVID-19 is Increasing Depression and Stress

Fears and losses around COVID-19 are causing new or worsened mental health issues.
Do you think you might be depressed? Take this self-assessment to get more insight about your feelings.

  • And don’t forget, you can call us for free, confidential help anytime, day or night at 888-238-6232 (TTY: 711).
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Also see our articles, videos and other resources to help you deal with your feelings during these hard times. Visit the COVID-19 Resource Center or Depression section under "Mental health & addictions" on your member website for more resources.
Let’s come together during Mental Health Awareness Month to deal with COVID-19 and to learn more, be more understanding and stamp out the stigma attached to mental health.