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Millions of Americans deal with mental illness like anxiety or depression—and during the pandemic, such issues have become an even greater struggle for many. Routines and structure that may have helped manage and maintain mental health pre-corona are no longer available. And of course, we have the added existential dread that naturally goes along with a global crisis.

Thankfully, our society has become more open and honest about mental illness and many are actively working to reduce the stigma often associated with it. We've seen more and more people open up about the realities of living with mental illness, which is helpful. And one man's video of him deep cleaning his apartment after a long bout of depression is not only an honest glimpse into how mental health struggles can impact people's ability to function, but also a therapeutic ray of hope for those who might need it. Perhaps that's why it's gotten more than half a million views in a day.


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