Guest Column Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health

When will the pandemic end? That’s a complicated question, and difficult to answer. There will be no “light switch” moment where our lives suddenly return to what we call “normal.” In many ways, this pandemic has been like a long, destructive storm, perhaps a hurricane. It’s brought uncertainty and fear, sheltering and resupplying, economic consequences and loss of life.

Yet, much like stepping out of a basement to finally see the sun, we are all left to pick up the pieces. Many of us still face fear and uncertainty, financial challenges and, perhaps most crippling, anxiety about our reentry into an undetermined world.

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