There is a video game called, "Ultimate Despair" and according to the advertisement, "Their goal is to spread despair across the entire world, driving it into a state of self-destructive anarchy." For many, this is how real life feels every day, and it's not a game.
One of the most difficult things to hear as a psychotherapist is a client or a parent of a client divulges they or a family member are considering suicide. We have seen an increase of children in treatment for depression, anxiety, isolation, and self-harm behaviors (cutting, restricted eating, addiction, sexually acting out). This increase is alarming as well as challenging when we are limited by resources and referral options due to Covid-19.