“I’m not depressed, I’ve never been depressed before. I’m just tired of being locked down.”
“I don’t have anxiety, I’m just worried about not paying the bills or having food.”
Whether people realize it or not, these feelings are very real, very normal, and can be precursors to serious mental health issues down the line. It’s best not to ignore or dismiss your own feelings right now. Remember- it’s okay to not be okay.
It does not matter if you have had zero history of mental health issues. In the pandemic era with covid19 turning our lives upside down, feelings of anxiety and depression are bound to pop up. The severity and degree of this will, of course, hinge on your personality type, how isolated you are, and financial hardships. You may find yourself feeling sad. You may find yourself edgy and agitated. You may even feel consumed by an inexplicable anxiety you’ve never experienced before. What you should know is this is totally normal.
No matter how many people tell you to chill, to calm down, that, this, too shall pass…It’s okay to not be okay.
I have my misgivings about anyone who isn’t impacted in some way in the midst of the chaos of living during a pandemic. While the news is filled with stories of people helping others out and…
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