Mental health toll of the coronavirus pandemic is now becoming clear

Mental health toll of the coronavirus pandemic is now becoming clear

By Adam Vaughan

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Many people are struggling with anxiety and depression during the covid-19 pandemic
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“Everything just went haywire. My moods were all over the place,” says Black actor and producer Dami Adeyeye, as he describes the perfect storm of living with his family under lockdown in the UK, watching police brutality in the US after the killing of George Floyd and seeing a UK government report showing that covid-19 is deadlier if you are from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background.

The 27-year-old Adeyeye has experienced depression in the past and isn’t alone in grappling with his …

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