We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how most of us go about our daily lives, and the future of this outbreak is uncertain. In this time when physical health and safety pervades media outlets and conversations, Department of Counseling Psychology Professor and Chair Dan Rosen, PhD, encourages us to take stock of our mental health. There are a lot of unknowns, which can lead to feelings of distress, depression and even grief. Here are some tips to get us through this period of social distancing and sheltering in place.
While maintaining social connections during these times is an extraordinary challenge, there are still things that we can all do, even (and especially) when we don’t feel like it.
Dan Rosen, PhD, is a Bastyr Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling & Health Psychology.