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August 11, 2020

July 31, 2020
By Lana Harris
WCNC
https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/health/health-officials-warn-of-increase-in-anxiety-depression-and-opioid-overdose-during-pandemic/275-1c42c98a-6a3b-4a42-9be0-c7383cb61e41

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Suicide prevention experts say it’s time to take the stigma off of mental health issues and talk about it.

This comes as health officials in North Carolina say they’ve seen an increase in anxiety depression and binge drinking during the pandemic and more ER visits for overdoses.

“We’re in a crisis,” said Fonda Bryant a suicide prevention trainer and member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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