Reducing and Avoiding Anxiety and Depression during These Trying Times
We’re experiencing tough and uncertain times. It’s not surprising that anxiety and depression have been rising along with the challenges and trauma of the shockwaves radiating throughout the world.
It’s challenging enough to maintain the role of a good mom, teacher, spouse, employee, boss, first responder, member of the community. Now we need to be resilient, to bounce back from psychological stress that came at us hard and unexpectedly.
You may be worried about your health and the health of your loved ones. You may be having difficulty sleeping or concentrating. A chronic health problem may have worsened or you’re worried that it might. You may be concerned about your access to food and medical care. You might be having financial problems or are worried that your financial resources and ability to shelter, feed, and care for you and your loved ones might be limited. Plus, an outbreak affects everyone around us. Seeing others being affected can trigger or augment your own mental instability.
I know it’s tough. But you are not alone. You don’t have to figure this out by yourself. I’m here to help. We all need support at certain times in our lives. Don’t be afraid to reach out for that support. I’m here to give you that support. I will help you talk through what’s upsetting you, work on continuing the strategies that have worked for you and revise or tweak the ones that haven’t. You want to think clearly, know how to adjust to the uncertainties and negative changes that are occurring to you and around you.
I will help you minimize mental suffering, bounce back from setbacks, maintain your calm, and plan ways to minimize the impact of forces beyond your control and avoid the ones that are not. As a bonus – as clichéd as this may sound – coping with stress will make not only you, but the people around you, stronger.