Studies show that depression and anxiety have increased since the pandemic. Is it any wonder, when it caused so much uncertainty? Many of my clients reported feeling an increased sense of powerlessness, even after the COVID numbers decreased. It was as if their brains had learned two things:
1. to become hyper-vigilant, and
2. to assume that they were powerless to create change.
Even after situations appear to improve, depression and anxiety can continue to feature in someone’s life. For many, these challenges to your mental health will subside and then re-emerge as life circumstances continue to challenge you. Sort of like a sports injury that heals but is still a source of discomfort, it gets worse and better depending on the stresses and stains we put on it.
However, with the right help, it is possible to lessen the impact of depression and anxiety. It does not have to dominate your life.
Get in touch today.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist in Ridgewood (NJ), and author of Beyond the Blue
+1 (201) 779-6917