Things We Misunderstand About Managing Mental Health

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How did the pandemic change things?

Dr. Jackson touched on how the pandemic played a particular role in bringing mental health issues – both on an individual and societal level – to light. “The pandemic has been shining a spotlight on many things, like racial concerns, political issues and also the importance of mental health. With so much of the world shut down, being home and without our typical routines and coping mechanisms made it impossible to escape the importance of lots of concerns that we were often too busy to think about or make time to address.” She also noted certain celebrities opening up about mental health issues (like Taraji P. Henson and Michael Phelps) and how that has paved the way for more dialogue around the topic.

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