If you notice difficulties with stress, tension with friends and family, or any other kind of emotional/mental health change I encourage you to consider therapy as an option. You’re human and all humans need support from each other. Not only that, but right now there is a surge of mental and behavioral health needs across our state, country, and the world. This trend is likely to continue. Needs will present differently based on the stage of the pandemic, the effectiveness of response efforts, and the populations being impacted. It has been predicted that behavioral health needs will peak 6-9 months after the initial outbreak
, which will be around September-December, 2020. The experiences of isolation, stress, and uncertainty are some of the biggest contributors to behavioral health concerns such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, fear, interpersonal conflict, and problematic substance abuse (e.g., alcohol, cannabis, and others).