Everywhere you turn, every headline you see, COVID-19 and it’s impact on mental health is on the rise. Many are experiencing increased stress, fear and worry as they are faced with the realities of the unknown.
• Why mental health matters?
• What mental health is?
• Am I ok? How to recognize the signs
• Coping strategies to support your mental health
The reality is, there’s no playbook for COVID-19 or it’s potential long-term effects on the mental health of our nation, that’s why now more than ever, we need to go back to the basics. In a 2-part series, I will go back to the basics and bring understanding and education to:
Mental health is rarely talked about and is often stigmatized unless it’s in connection with a crisis, trauma, loss, or something to take care of when problems arise. Yes, all of those reasons and more are definitely reasons to seek support for your mental health, but the reality is, mental health, just like your physical health should get daily and consistent attention.