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COMIC: How to break out of your pandemic slump

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Sadness, lethargy and an inability to concentrate can also be signs of clinical depression or other serious mental health issue that can benefit from professional counseling and treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a good list of organizations to help you or a loved one get the support you need. Or call the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). It's a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish).

Joy Ho is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist based in Singapore. Their cartooning work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration and 3x3.

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