Managing Your Mental Health as COVID lingers

As the calendar gives way to spring, the world is entering its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while the omicron variant surge that rocked the United States over the holiday season has faded, we’re still feeling the aftershocks.

After all, the pandemic is still going, even with vaccines and boosters widely available for everyone age 5 and older. That means we’re also still experiencing the mental health issues that come from isolation, the disruption to our lives and anxiety over an illness.

There are ways to cope, though, as we wait — and hope — that we’re closer to the end of the pandemic. To get a better understanding of where things stand and what we can do, we spoke to psychologist Dawn Potter, PsyD.

Excerpted from the Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials

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