Quarantine fatigue may have you short tempered

Benita Zahn
Updated: May 11, 2020 07:17 PM
Created: May 11, 2020 07:07 PM

May is "Mental Health Awareness Month" and that's got professionals in the field talking about something many of us may be experiencing: quarantine fatigue.

From social distancing, wearing a mask, frustration over not being able to do the things we want to do - more of us are suffering depression, anxiety, even trauma response. Add to that loneliness. The end result is quarantine fatigue and the desire to get out.

Dr. Julie Morison from HPA/LiveWell says try to stick to your normal routine as much as possible, get outside when you can, attend to self-care and recognize that others in your home or those you encounter when you do get out, are experiencing the same feelings.

Morison says we need to take a breath before, as she puts it, you get ready for a throwdown - and recognize that we're all trying to manage the best way possible.     

If you need some help, the state Office of Mental Health has a free and confidential emotional support line. Trained professionals will answer your calls. The number is 1-844-863-9314.

MORE INFORMATION and Dr. Morison’s full interview: Health Beat: Quarantine fatigue

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