COVID-19 and Our Mental Health

 COVID-19 Stress Mental Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people are finding ourselves stuck in a constant state of stress. Biologically, this stress response is our body’s natural way of coping. It is the sympathetic nervous system that takes over. ¬†Our sympathetic nervous system is designed for this time – to quickly act to protect ourselves and those we love. But what happens when our sympathetic nervous system goes on overdrive? ¬†Consistently set off with the latest news, scary grocery store runs, and economic turmoil. This combined with social isolation is a recipe for mental health weariness.