Rebounding from the Fallout of COVID-19

Rebounding from the Fallout of COVID-19

Although men generally have lower incidents of diagnosis for mental health disorders, this is sometimes attributed to their lack of engagement with professionals and others who can help them. Thus, a lack of official diagnosis statistics. Women are just more likely to find someone to talk to.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t experience things or have difficulties, jus that too often we try to “fight through it” or hold things in. Not having outlets to discuss these problems can be detrimental for many men, which can be a reason why substance abuse and suicide rates are higher for men as well.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added an incredibly difficult layer on top of daily life for many of us. The pressures and situations are seemingly unbearable for many, from the isolation people experienced, financial difficulties, relationship difficulties and more. There is virtually nobody who hasn’t been negatively impacted in some way or another.

However, people are resilient, and we will pull through, though not without some loss. Rebounding from these extremely difficult times takes effort, and despite an undetermined amount of time we will continue to have to deal with the fallout of COVID-19, there is hope. Most children have been allowed to go back to school for in-person learning, or are in the process of returning. More businesses have reopened and are operating, even if with some additional restrictions in place, but that means that many people have been able to return to work.

It is going to take some time for most of us to be able to fully recover from this pandemic and all of the ramifications it brought, but we don’t have to do it alone. If you need someone to talk to, reach out to a friend or family member, join our Monday meetings, talk with your pastor or a counselor, but don’t try to hold it all in. Those feelings need an outlet and a way to find meaning within your life. Remember, you’re not alone.

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