Communal experience helps people weather trauma of pandemic

2,797 people died of COVID-19, a category we didn’t even have the previous year. And I don’t know anyone who’s feeling great in the head right now. So why have some folks managed to stay with us during one of the most depressing years in memory?

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Opinion

April 19, 2021 - 8:24 AM

Time for a check-up, Kansas.

Recently we got some good news about mental health during the pandemic: Deaths by suicide declined in the United States by almost 6% last year.

Kansas also saw a decline. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment sent over a table with provisional data showing four fewer Kansans dying by suicide in 2020 compared to 2019.

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