Pandemic fatigues impacting mental health

Though cases of COVID are down, relatively speaking, mental health experts say the cumulative psychological impact of two-and-a-half years of dealing with the pandemic is taking a toll.

“There’s tremendous fatigue from people taking steps to mitigate and manage living in a pandemic and a very strong urge to adopt the previous patterns and behaviors that we had prior to when the pandemic took place,” says Dr. Kaz Nelson with the University of Minnesota.

“It’s so important for our whole health our mental health, in particular, it’s so important that we continue to follow the advice of our public health experts and infectious disease experts and to not be cavalier about this even with vaccinations.”

Dr. Nelson says we must continue to focus on our mental health now and into the future as we face surges in COVID and prepare for possible future pandemics.

Minnesota News Network

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