Recovery takes time

Mental health professionals talk about the challenges that come from two years of living during a pandemic. It's been especially difficult for essential workers such as those in education and health care, as well as those with chronic health conditions and those who have lost loved ones.

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March 11, 2022 - 3:15 PM

Telehealth services for mental health became more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020, and led to mental health disruptions for many. Photo by PIXABAY.OM

No one has escaped the stress of two years of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

But for some — particularly health care workers, educators and those with chronic health conditions —  it has been overwhelming. 

Local mental health professionals continue to see people struggling with the effects of the pandemic and report an increase in need for services.

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