Lara Tushla, MSW, of Rush University Medical Center, discusses the need for emotional and social support among patients coping with kidney disease. COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on mental health, with 41% of survey participants noting symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Ms Tushla emphasizes the importance of staying connected via phone, video calls, online support groups, and social media, and notes that physical distance does not mandate social distance.