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Wellness experts: More people experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 10:33:16-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Change isn’t always easy, and during this unprecedented time, a Las Vegas wellness expert says cases of depression and anxiety are high.

“A lot of [people] have been stressed," said Matthew Cox with Never Give Up Wellness Center. "They’ve blown through their savings, and are worried how they’ll survive when things ramp up again."

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Cox says a lot of the anxiety and depression originally brought on from fears over the virus itself has now shifted to fears of the future, when things return to normal.

“All of a sudden you’re going to get those hundreds and thousands of jobs overnight going," said Cox. "And so a lot of the stress is, what's that look like?"

People are still adjusting to living in a new way, with many of our old habits and activities no longer included in our routine.

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Cox says this can lead to feeling down, but he encourages everyone to have a good support team around them.

“Sometimes in the home, as the anxiety goes up, it does increase and turn into clinical depression if they're not managing it," said Cox.

Never Give Up Wellness Center has resources available to those who need help, including a hotline to call at (702) 951-9751.

The company also says it is offering free support group by Zoom every Wednesday at 10 a.m. To learn more visit nevergiveupbhs.com.

Never Give Up Wellness Center is located on 2675 S. Jones Boulevard #102 in Las Vegas.