BuzzFeed: I Thought I Knew Everything About My Depression. COVID-19 Proved Me Wrong.. “COVID-19 has illuminated within me a deep understanding of mental health during a crisis, particularly the mechanisms by which people grow fearful, paranoid, depressed, helpless, and lost. At the start of this global crisis, I found myself playing the part of the pugnacious prick who told struggling people to just get over it or that they didn’t deserve to be depressed. Through the duration of the pandemic, however, I’ve seen how COVID-19 can deepen our shared experience of isolation and come to understand that the best thing we can do — when focusing on ourselves makes us feel worse — is extend ourselves to others, further the conversation, and ask ourselves if we can take things a step further.” This is a hard read, especially for those of us who have struggled with depression. But it’s a good read.