Better Mental Health Can be At Your Fingertips (Op-Ed)
Updated: Sep 5, 2020
In Pierce County, depression is an ever-present challenge. Recent data suggest that 17 percent of adults and 38 percent of children here felt sad for more than two weeks in the past month, compared with 10 percent of Washington adults and 29 percent of children in the U.S.
One-third of clinically depressed adults receive treatment to manage their condition, and only half of those are likely to continue taking medication after diagnosis.