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Teen arrested at Florida school after refusing to wear mask

Oct. 6, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a 16-year-old boy who was arrested last month after refusing to wear a mask at a central Florida high school called the incident “government abuse” of a teen suffering from panic attacks. The Winter Springs High School sophomore, whose...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020 file photo, a woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta. Anxiety and depression are rising among Americans compared with before the pandemic, research suggests. Half of those surveyed in a study released on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, reported at least some signs of depression. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Depression, anxiety spike amid outbreak and turbulent times

Sep. 2, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least some signs of...