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COVID-19 Fatigue: How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health In A Time Of Uncertainty




A resident reacts as he talks to his visiting sister at the Domenico Sartor nursing home in Castelfranco Veneto, near Venice, on November 11, 2020 through a glass and plastic device in a so-called
A resident reacts as he talks to his visiting sister at the Domenico Sartor nursing home in Castelfranco Veneto, near Venice, on November 11, 2020 through a glass and plastic device in a so-called "Hug Room" amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
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It’s been eight months since the pandemic hit the United States, and some of us are experiencing a sense of burnout and emotional exhaustion as we navigate the changing safety orders, as well as health and financial concerns. 

The feeling has been termed “COVID fatigue,” and it’s especially difficult now as the holidays approach and as we’re forced to remain physically isolated to protect the safety of our loved ones. So what can individuals do to take care of their mental health at this time? 

If you’ve been experiencing COVID fatigue, call us and let us know what’s going on. We’re at  866-893-5722. 

Guest:

Diana Concannon, PsyD, associate provost at Alliant International University, a private university with campuses across California; she is a forensic psychologist who’s worked in crisis response for over a decade