It doesn’t look like COVID is going anywhere, anytime soon. I’m sure I am not the only private practice provider that has seen a spike of anxiety and depression during COVID. Between increasing numbers of people that have the virus and are getting sick from it, along with the lock downs, lack of social interaction, and being stuck in the house, it is a perfect storm.
What does anxiety look like? Some people say it is like looking at yourself or an imposter who took over your body. Others say it is like having a personal rain cloud that follows you everywhere. Some more direct symptoms are excessive worrying, feeling fatigue, irritability and trouble falling/staying asleep. If you are postpartum, these symptoms look like a constant feeling of dread or even OCD with constant cleaning, checking, or intrusive thoughts.
The CDC has a plethora of helpful tips, tricks, and resources on their website. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Luckily, there are many different providers, including myself, offering telehealth so that we are staying safe but getting the help that we need.
Feel free to reach out to me today to schedule your first appointment, from the comfort of your own home!
Additional Resources from CDC Website:
- Helping Children Cope
- Video: Coping with a Traumatic Event
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recoveryexternal icon
- Coping with Isolation and Quarantine (SAMHSA)external icon
- Psychological First Aid (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)external icon