SonRise creator, Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces veteran speaker and psychologist, Dr. Linda McGhee. Two years into the pandemic, Dr. McGhee says Covid has exacerbated the mental health crisis, spiking a rise in suicide rates.
She references stats from the CDC, which reports a third of American adults and children are experiencing some form of mood disorder. That's the highest in recorded history. Dr. McGhee urges listeners to scan for significant changes in mood or behavior of their children, family, friends, coworkers and even themselves. She says when you see a loved one struggling, speak up and reach out. She warns not to wait for a crisis to occur before helping people find the resources they need.