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Caring for Your Mental Health in the Return to Normalcy

Verywell Mind is committed to sharing helpful, trustworthy content during Mental Health Awareness Month and throughout this new “Return to Normalcy.” As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out and restrictions are lifted, we're in a state of transition that may impact your mental health in many ways.

From the increased rates of depression to the overwhelming experiences of essential workers, all experiences over the past year have been unique. We've faced remote learning and work-from-home burnout, financial stress and job loss, grief for lost loved ones, and so much more. Unfortunately, these concerns may not end the moment you and your loved ones are vaccinated and we go back to “normal” life. Whether you can’t wait to get out in the world again, or feel more stuck than ever, we're here to guide you through this uncertain time.

We hope the content below, as well as this month's special editions of our Ask a Therapist series and “Friday Fix” episodes of The Verywell Mind Podcast with our Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, will help support you no matter what you're feeling as we approach a return to normalcy.