Mental Health and Self-Care

Not proud to say I’ve developed unhealthy coping mechanisms over the past 2 months of quarantine, such as: crying over literally everything, eating because I’m bored, spending 6 hours a day on Tiktok, etc…

-Huyen Tran, May 2020

The past year introduced a different world that has required humans to adapt to a new reality. One key experience during this past year was addressing mental health and self-care issues. Consequently, people developed coping mechanisms, a testament to their resiliency in the face of the unknown.  Whether they found new ways to handle the stress of quarantine or continued with old habits, these people have persevered.

I just want to say that I am proud of your accomplishments and keep staying positive.

-Huyen Tran, May 2020

However you managed to deal with this new world—congratulations.  There was no handbook on how-to live in isolation, but you made your own rules.  If you started running, ignored a messy room, or decided to speak out about issues in your community, great job!

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