Unfortunately during this pandemic the side effect has been a decline in our mental health.
Quarantines, remote work, separation from family and friends, and distance in learning have impacted people of all ages.
With the tight restrictions on social gatherings, many people are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation. Rates of anxiety and depression are on the rise due to loneliness. Children and teens are struggling with depression, stress, and anxiety with the disruption in school and limited interaction with peers.
We need to listen, provide love, support and reassurance. Try to maintain a daily routine and encourage support from family and friends. And, seek treatment if their concerns or symptoms are significant.
To your health,
K.C. Babcock, R.N.