COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on all of our lives, and it can be overwhelming at times. Social distancing and fear have left many people feeling lonely and isolated, which can increase stress, depression, and anxiety. If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health issues, it’s important to get help.
If you are feeling depressed or anxious, try the following strategies:
- Talk to a close friend
- Avoid alcohol
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Eat healthy foods
- Seek professional help from a primary care doctor, therapist, or psychiatrist
Fortunately, many COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and life is getting a bit back to normal. This should alleviate some symptoms of depression or anxiety. However, if your symptoms persist, you may need to seek care from a medical professional.