Mental Health During COVID-19

Much has changed in our lives so quickly. Jobs have been lost or reduced. Many graduation ceremonies have been cancelled or changed into unfulfilling virtual versions, weddings postponed and other celebrations interrupted. Even in daily life, the inability to gather with a group of friends is disappointing and requires discipline to stay away.

Coronavirus has roared into our lives like a tornado, leaving a trail of uncertainty. While we’re all trying to adjust to the new normal, many are struggling to figure out what to do next. We’ve never experienced anything like this in our lifetime. It’s the unknown that concerns many Americans, causing us to question our mental health during COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stress during an outbreak, such as COVID-19, brings on a number of health and behavioral changes. You may experience:

  • Fear and worry about your health and that of your family members

  • Changes in sleep patterns

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating