7 Mental Health Mistakes to Avoid As We Emerge From the Pandemic

Stop doing things that can take a toll on your mental health.

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 73

If there was a bright side to the pandemic, it may be that it raised awareness about mental health.

Many people talked about the toll social distancing took on their well-being. And many people talked openly about the strategies they used to stay mentally healthy, like doing yoga from their living rooms or seeing an online counselor.

All these conversations helped reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Many people recognized the importance of caring for their emotional well-being.

But just because the pandemic restrictions are lifting, doesn’t mean it’s OK to stop taking care of your mental health.

In fact, caring for your mental health right now might be more important than ever. Now that the crisis is beginning to subside, the way you move forward matters.

There are some common mental health mistakes people make whenever they emerge from a tough time. And while we all make mistakes sometimes, it’s important to recognize those mistakes so we can create positive changes.

On today’s Friday Fix, I’m sharing the mistakes you’ll want to avoid as we emerge from the pandemic. The way you think, feel, and act right now makes a huge difference to your overall well-being. 

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