Depression, which generally affects 7.1 percent of Americans, is apparently becoming more prevalent as a global pandemic continues with no end in sight. A Social Explorer analysis of the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey finds that 1 in 12 Americans reported routine feelings of depression or hopelessness during a seven-day period last month. The largest percent of people “feeling down, depressed, or hopeless nearly every day” was highest in Tennessee (10.7 percent) and lowest in Delaware (5 percent).
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