A quarter of those who took part in a study had significantly elevated anxiety and depression.

"If I wake up sad, then I just have 15 hours of feeling sad and then I go to bed even sadder."

This is Stephen Liddell's stark assessment of what his life has now become. He suffers from chronic asthma and so has been shielding for months. Although it's protected him from coronavirus, it's exposed him to another illness altogether.

"I'm sad or down most days. I can't see any end in sight. And I spend quite a few days just wishing I was dead because there's nothing to look forward to. There's no one helping me. And no one seems to care," he told me.

"If I wake up sad, then I just have 15 hours of feeling sad and then I go to bed even sadder."

This is Stephen Liddell's stark assessment of what his life has now become. He suffers from chronic asthma and so has been shielding for months. Although it's protected him from coronavirus, it's exposed him to another illness altogether.

"I'm sad or down most days. I can't see any end in sight. And I spend quite a few days just wishing I was dead because there's nothing to look forward to. There's no one helping me. And no one seems to care," he told me.
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