Let’s face reality. Very few people will come out of the pandemic enjoying good mental health. And over many years many will recover only partially.
It’s been a difficult time for most of us.
The diagram shows some of the things we have all been exposed to since late 2019. One key central issue is that most of us are not experienced with dealing with these issues. Stay inside your house for two years? Be unable to attend the funeral of a family member? Go to a friend’s house for dinner? Thanksgiving?
As we re-establish healthy lifestyles after the pandemic, it is quite important that shift many of our treatment and public health resources from COVID hospitalization into mental health services.
We have to confront the “U” factors.