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As we move from a place where we are relatively isolated to a place where things around us are opening and allowing people to interact, it seems important to take a moment to consider a couple of things. A lot of us have had anxiety about COVID-19, anxiety and/or depressive feelings from the restrictions intended for our protection, and anxiety about the re-integration to social interactions that we may have wanted for a while. Some of us have had one, two or all three of these, and that is perfectly normal.
It’s okay to take our time; time is on our side to get back to where we once belonged. (Okay, so that wisdom comes from the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, but I think psychology supports it as well!) This isn’t a race; it’s life. Let’s all try to take the time we need to consider what keeps us, our co-workers, our families and all the important people in our lives safe.
Of course, you can always check with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov with questions and helpful information during this time. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or text CONNECT to 741741, or online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.