COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) & Your Mental Health. What Can You Do?

We all know that COVID-19 is a worldwide pandemic that has drastic effects on physical health. Well, what about the toll on mental health and emotional well-being that most of us are experiencing? Yes, that is very real and that is why we are here.

It might feel like the world suddenly stopped existing the way you knew it. Children are out of school for the remainder of the school year. They aren’t able to see their friends. Maybe you were planning to graduate this year and now you won’t have that ceremony you worked so hard to experience. You might be working from home now, or maybe you aren’t working at all. The co-workers you once saw every day are now distant contacts. Weekends and time off are different now too. You can’t go to the restaurant you favored and dine inside. Movies are now watched from your living room instead of the option of going to the theater. Forget amusement parks or vacations. Your daily routine has been jolted and most plans you had are either up in the air or completely changed.

The impact of all of these changes may be creating an overwhelming sense of anxiety, perhaps panic and fear about what will happen. Maybe you are getting depressed or even grieving the life you lived before all of this. There are so many feelings and emotions that you could be experiencing right now, and for each person, these are different.

At MySpectrum, we want to acknowledge whatever it is that you are feeling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to make sure that you have the resources you need to get through this.

MySpectrum offers a service we call Teletherapy. You are probably hearing the term “Telehealth” being used these days. Teletherapy is our version of Telehealth. Through Teletherapy, you can continue to see a Therapist as you would if you came to an office, but instead of coming to an office, you would meet online through our own HIPPA Compliant (confidential) online platform. You can log in on your smart phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. We offer flexible scheduling and accept most major insurance plans. In fact, right now, many insurance carriers are waiving co-pays for Telehealth, so you could possibly get this service for FREE right now. While so much else is being taken away from us, why not take advantage of something new?

To schedule a Teletherapy appointment, call our office at 804-924-2236. We answer calls 24/7. If you have a question about your insurance coverage, we can answer it.

Even though it seems like Coronavirus is winning right now, let’s not let it take over our lives. Take control back by getting support and connecting with others. Our Therapists are trained and Licensed professionals, but also people. People who are experiencing this too. We are right there with you.

It is okay to not know how to work from home

It is okay to not know how to homeschool your child

It is okay to make a colorful daily schedule or just wing it

It is okay to not magically feel motivated to work out or take on a new hobby

It is okay to not feel okay!

This is not normal for any of us. Please be kind to yourself. And reach out.