The CDC came out with this stunning report last year: In July 2020, 1 in 4 young adults in America ages 18-24, contemplated suicide due to the pandemic. That’s a 300% increase over July 2019. In August 2020, The JAMA Network reported the percentage of Americans suffering with depression symptoms during the coronavirus pandemic spiked to 28%, up from 9% in 2019.
Here’s some good news among that bad news: Suicidal ideation and depression are not life sentences . . . if we take appropriate steps toward healing.
In this article, John Opalewski discusses four foundational steps toward healing by nurturing the relationship we have with ourselves.