Mental Health Therapy for Frontline Workers
None of us were prepared for the global pandemic we find ourselves in.
Not parents, teachers, and certainly not the healthcare workers around the country. Doctors and nurses soon found themselves working double shifts to care for sick people. The rest of the world went into lockdown and people stayed home, safe and sound. Yet, these frontline workers showed up day after day, putting their health and life on the line.
To keep their families safe, many have found other living arrangements. The idea of exposing their family to something they may have been exposed to at work was too much of a risk. So, many mothers and fathers also had to deal with the stress and sadness of being away from their families during the height of the pandemic.
While many frontline workers appear stoic, all this stress and fear took its toll. Even the bravest among us felt the effects. As a result, many frontline workers have found themselves burnt out. In fact, may have also experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety as well.
Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
It’s common for everyone to feel stressed or sad from time to time. But when certain symptoms linger, you are likely dealing with depression or anxiety. If you’ve never dealt with either before, you may not know the symptoms.
Symptoms of depression include:
- A persistent feeling of sadness
- A lack of energy
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Sleep disruption (either sleeping too much or too little)
- Appetite disruption (eating too much or too little)
- Difficulty focusing
- A loss of enjoyment of previous hobbies or activities
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
- Excessive worry
- Difficulty concentrating
- Tense muscles
- Panic attacks
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Irrational fears
Is it Time to Seek Online Depression Therapy in New Jersey?
For many healthcare workers, all their time and focus is on how they can help others. The idea of self-care and asking others for help is not something on their radar.
Are you are a healthcare worker experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression due to COVID? If so, it’s vital you let someone else help you right now. A therapist in South Jersey can offer strategies that will help you cope with your symptoms. Together, you can work to deal with the underlying emotions.
If you or someone you know would benefit from mental health therapy, please get in touch with me. I offer both in-person appointments as well as online support.
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