How to manage mental health, stress, grief in these difficult times

How to manage mental health, stress, grief in these difficult times

This is an op-ed by Robert Pawlicki, a semi-retired psychologist and Savannah resident.

Examining the newspaper these days is difficult. Seeing the information with grim illustrations or photos can be even additional tough. There’s no denying it. Latest years have been full of tragedies. Until you are cloistered in a monastery, the exterior environment is intruding in an unpleasant way. 

Suicide fees have broken all data. Nationally, psychological overall health pros are overwhelmed, and the ready list to get an appointment is generally months and months out. 

There are so numerous negatives that vital problems this kind of as local weather modify have slid to the bottom of daily issues.  

What can you do to keep your thoughts from swirling down the drain into melancholy and anxiousness? Ukraine, inflation, grief, partisan politics.