I recently spoke with a counselor about the pressure the pandemic has brought to bear; his practice has ministered to more than 30,000 people since COVID. Working remotely, fewer family gatherings, less time with our various community groups combined with death and fear have been harrowing and traumatic circumstances to every one. The positive has been that the open conversation about our mental health and emotional well-being has been de-stigmatized. What was once spoken about in a private, inner circle-only conversation is on all the newsstands and air ways with global celebrities such as Olympian Simon Biles and Michael Phelps speaking out.
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