Shinning A Light On Mental Health

Shinning A Light On Mental Health

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The world has entered its second year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety. Concern for our physical health and the health of others continues to be paramount, but it has also brought to light the challenges to our mental health as well.
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Quarantine, restricted activity, and the stress of working or teaching from home can take their toll on our state of mind. Self-isolation is not natural to the human condition, and masks — while keeping us safe — conceal our smiles and facial expressions, disconnecting us from one another even further.

These are hard things to endure, and we’ve been enduring them for many months. Now, we’re knee-deep in mid-winter, which adds a new element to our struggle: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD.)

“Fewer daylight hours wreaks havoc on the body,” says Anthony DeMaria, PhD, supervising psychologist at Mt. Sinai-West Hospital’s Center for Intensive Treatment for Personality Disorders. “A variety of neurochemicals are affected.”

Self-care, mindfulness and respite are becoming a much greater priority in the battle against isolation, negative messaging, and anxiety. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to support and improve the quality our mental health.
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