We are all fatigued. Living in a post-pandemic world has impacted everyone. Physically, the demands of routine everyday life take a dramatic toll on the body, but the mental strain of managing career, family, finances, and health affects us more than we could have ever imagined, and this post-pandemic world has proven that.
Studies on the mind-body connection have been ongoing for a while, but post-COVID, there is renewed interest in this relationship. Today, probably more than at any time in recent history, we are growing increasingly aware of the impact of almost three years of illness, shifts in the everyday work dynamic, loneliness, grief, financial struggle, and worry can have in the short and long term.
Many people were furloughed or laid off during COVID, many lost loved ones, many suffered from COVID themselves and the long-term physical effects, and many endured loneliness and depression during the forced isolation.
Our collective and personal mental wellness is suffering and needs care. There is no shame in recognizing you may need help. Unfortunately, the stigma of mental struggles still persists, taking the first step toward wellness is a sign of strength, not weakness, and should be recognized as such.
Fortunately, there is help available in the traditional and not-so-traditional sense. Technology has enabled people to reach out for help through many telehealth services that are now available. It is easier than ever to identify a therapist you may want to consult in person; the internet is a great resource for identifying and interviewing one to see if they are a match for your needs and personality. Remember, it is a partnership, a marriage of sorts, and it has to be mutually comfortable to be of benefit.
As your partner in health and wellness, Health Products For You would like to assist you in navigating this complex time and finding the help you may need. But first, a brief primer on mental health practitioners:
In many ways, there is no substitution for true facetime! Meeting with a therapist face to face fosters a personal connection the internet may lack. But how do you find a therapist?
No one should suffer in silence! You are not alone, and there is help available. Taking the first step is often the hardest, but worthwhile. Both our minds and our bodies are susceptible to illness. For us to live a happy and fulfilling life it is paramount that they work in synergy.
IMPORTANT - If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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Diane Bruno is the owner of Diane Bruno Freelance LLC. A blogger, freelance writer, digital content writer, funeral director, and former public relations professional, she specializes in health and wellness.
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