COVID-19 has turned the world on its ear. We watch in fear as case numbers and death counts mount. We worry about those closest to us, about our older friends and colleagues, and also about our children who need to get back to school.
Social isolation has led to spikes in substance abuse and suicide. Many people, separated from their support systems, suffer despair and feel like giving up. Others of placate themselves with pizza and ice cream and hunker down to wait for this to all be over. (Note: this is not a confession!)
A sense of belonging; it’s the glue that holds us together. Let’s not neglect our physical and emotional health in this pandemic. A good relationship with a family doctor you trust is a great way to begin. Don’t put off taking care of your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart and breathing problems, depression and anxiety. Let’s hunker down together and take care of each other.