COVID 19 Mental Health Issues

Disruptions to one’s personal routine and work schedule, isolation brought about by social distancing and concerns about health and economic issues brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic can all contribute to added stress and emotional issues people may experience during the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Tom Stanage with Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health Services says all the changes that people are experiencing directly contribute to increased irritability and other emotional problems.

Stanage says the rapid change of pace regarding the COVID 19 pandemic makes it more difficult for people to adjust to the constantly evolving situation.

Stanage says an uncertain economy combined with the COVID 19 pandemic may present mental or emotional issues for area ag producers.

Stanage says people who are experiencing stress related to COVID 19 should recognize that they are not alone, that what they are experiencing is real and that help is available for those who need it.