Posted on January 20, 2021 at 4:30 am

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COVID-19 takes a toll on people during lockdown!

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Ever feel like you are at home during the lockdown and not sure what to do because you have done everything you could on your list? Well, many are feeling that way. Feeling the anxiety of not seeing friends or hugging family or attending funerals and watching them through social sites. It takes a toll on people, to say the least. The year 2020 was chaos for all of us. From losing jobs to losing loved ones and even losing a house or being evicted.

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We all suffer from one sort of mental breakdown or the other. It’s important to note that one should see someone to talk with and that would be anyone from a therapist or even a psychiatrist. When someone is reporting severe somatic, or body, disturbances, whether it’s a loss of appetite, no sex drive, problems sleeping, feeling consistently anxious, or really having difficulty functioning, it’s probably time to see a psychiatrist. Need to know more about psychiatrists before making an appointment?  Find out more here on BetterHelp.com.

 

Long before Covid-19, psychiatrists warned that the retirement of more than half the current workforce was on the horizon and the need to train new mental health workers was critical. The pandemic and increasing provider distress are only accelerating a trend that was in place for quite some time. Therapists are a limited resource and, cannot, no matter how much they try, make up for a broken mental health system with extra hours, night, and weekend accommodations. With wait times increasing and trauma lasting long after the pandemic, it’s important to not wait and give them a call.

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