The United States has formally declared the end of the COVID-19 national state and public health emergencies.* This does not mean the end of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It remains a communicable virus with continued health risks for the most vulnerable.
From a Mental Health Wellness perspective, we may not fully know its impact for many years to come.
If you, or someone in your life, relate to any of the following suggestions, you may want to consider Counseling with a qualified Mental Health Professional.
- Worsening or New symptoms of Depression or Anxiety
- Avoidance of people or places due to fear of possible exposure to the virus
- Unusually irritable, angry, hopeless, melancholy et cetera
- Experience sleep problems, nightmares, emotional reactions to people wearing (or not wearing) masks
- You are a helping professional who has job-related direct exposure to the COVID-19 virus or its variants
- You have a history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Stressors outside of your control, like this Pandemic, can affect PTSD symptoms.
*No, the COVID-19 Pandemic Isn’t Over published by Cleveland Clinic 05/25/2023. at “Healhttps://health.clevelandclinic.org/is-the-pandemic-over/”. Accessed 06/12/2023