How the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Is Taking a Toll on Mental Health
DECEMBER 14, 2020
From Cleveland Clinic
We’re closing in on our first full year of COVID-19, but nobody’s in the mood to celebrate. As the months drag on (and on… and on…), the pandemic is taking an ever-larger toll on our collective mental health.
“People are frustrated,” says Licensed Mental Health counselor Anne Posey, LMHC. “We’re really feeling the impacts of the pandemic, and we’re tired of it.”
It’s been a long haul, and it’s not over yet. But it won’t last forever, Posey notes — and there are tools to help you get through to the other side.
“Sometimes, we expect to just magically feel better, but it doesn’t usually work that way,” she adds. “If you map out a plan and do things with intention, you’ll get through this.”
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