Everyone had to make major adjustments living during the pandemic. Who would have believed that we have to wear a mask everywhere, that normal social gatherings would be decreased significantly, that more people would find themselves working from home and teaching their children rather than have them be in school. Simple things like shopping for groceries or clothing, going to a movie or any other activities we enjoy changed and we did not know how long it would last. Although the early crisis period seems to have passed, our lives have changed. More people than ever before are working from home. While some people can adjust easily, others cannot.
We have a vaccine, and need to get boosters. There are still areas where Covid is more prevalent and know that even with the vaccine, some people will still get Covid. Some doctor's offices still require the use of a mask and we still see people wearing a mask outdoors, in grocery stores and anywhere they feel the need to do so. This crisis has left an indelible mark on society.
In the meantime, many people are suffering from mental illness at a much higher rate. Anxiety and depression and possible thoughts of suicide are common.
Do Not Wait To Get Help! If you are thinking about suicide dial 911 and go to the nearest emergency room or dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Hotline.