About one-third of respondents to the American Family Survey said their feelings of sadness or depression increased. Just 9% said they felt less sad or depressed between March 2020 and when the survey was fielded in late June and early July 2021. The survey questioned roughly 3,000 adults.
Nearly 1 in 4 said members of their family hadn’t gotten needed mental health care, while 20% said they didn’t get the physical care they needed.
Additionally, more than a third said they gained weight, compared to 17% who lost weight and 49% whose weight stayed the same, the survey found.
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Saturday, January 29, 2022
Other data suggest increasing despair among many Americans.