Antidepressant use at all-time high as access to counselling in England plunges in Covid pandemic

Exclusive: more than 6m people receive drugs as experts warn of long-term effects of Covid pandemic on mental health

Calls to mental health helplines and prescriptions for antidepressants have reached an all-time high, while access to potentially life saving talking therapies has plunged during the coronavirus pandemic, a Guardian investigation has found.

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