It's no secret that the severity of mental health issues was increased due to the stress of the pandemic. Quarantine, isolation, and lack of social interaction has been detrimental for many of us. Our regularly scheduled programming was replaced with remote work positions, lots of time spent inside, and an unhealthy amount of pajama wearing.
According to a survey from kff.org, roughly 4 in 10 adults in the United States have experienced or reported some level of anxiety or depression. This statistic is up from 2019 in which only 1 in 10 adults reported the same issues. It has also been reported that there has been an impact on healthy sleep, eating, worsening of previous conditions, and an increase in substance abuse and alcohol consumption. You can read more on these statistics here: https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/
As the pandemic finally comes to a slow we want to help the members of our community that may be dealing with these mental health issues. We want to help our patients heal their minds and their bodies.
Here are 10 tips to help you maintain a steady and stable mindset, pandemic or not.