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By Kris Fitzgerald LMHC MA MBA
Contributing Writer 

Maintaining Positive Mental Health During A Pandemic


Last updated 4/29/2021 at 2:39pm

Think back to January 2020, what were your top concerns upon leaving home to start your day?

I can tell you my top two: Did I unplug the iron and did I close the garage.

January 2021, those concerns look more like: Do I have my mask, and do I have enough hand sanitizer? The mental health crisis in America we are now faced with has staggering numbers showing 1 out of every 4 adults and 1 out of every 5 adolescents suffer with a diagnosable mental health illness. Six out of every 10 of those adults never receive any treatment or medication for mental health care - which is one of the c...

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