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Up Close with Bill Ritter: Council Speaker Corey Johnson talks mental health, not running for NYC Mayor

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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Corey Johnson is not running for mayor of New York City – and the reason why is the big story. Johnson acknowledged he is battling depression.

He went public with his mental health battles, taking out of the closet, the issue of mental illness.

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In an exclusive interview on Up Close, Bill Ritter talks to Johnson about what led to his decision to not only skip the race for mayor, but also come forward with his mental health struggles.

Watch a preview above.

Dr. Jen Ashton also appeared on Up Close to discuss the increase of COVID cases in NYC, the city’s plan to reopen indoor dining and the possibility of a vaccine this year or next.

You can watch Up Close on Sunday at 11 a.m. on Channel 7

You can also watch Up Close on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.

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