‘I’m on my last rope:’ COVID-19 strains Georgia mental health resources

May 4, 2020
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WASHINGTON — On a recent telephone town hall hosted by Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson, Gwendolyn sounded desperate. 

She’s homeless, unemployed and a survivor of domestic violence. But she doesn’t know how to get help. 

“I’m on my last rope right now trying to figure out which way to go in,” said Gwendolyn, who didn’t give her last name. “My depression is over the top. … I worry about everything. … I just don’t know which direction to go in.”

Experts on the call urged her to contact her primary health care provider and call mental health and safety hotlines.

Johnson chimed in: “Don’t give out, don’t give in and don’t give up.” 

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