Best Life: Giving hope through letters to battle depression

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The uncertainty of the pandemic, job loss, isolation — all of these are contributing to the increase of people feeling depressed, lonely and mentally unstable. But for thousands of people around the world, a simple act of kindness is helping them pull through.

Robert Mason writes letter after letter after letter to people all across the world who are suffering in silence.

‘I went through a very bad spiral of depression,’ explained Mason.

He created a Facebook post reaching out asking for anyone who felt the same way, promising to write them a letter. There was an immediate response that kept growing.

‘We have sent out letters to just over 2,000 people to date from all over the world,’ Mason shared.

That was the start of Letters Against Depression, a website where people can fill out a questionnaire and be matched with a volunteer who writes them a letter.”

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