Mental Health Guide to Surviving Covid-19

“You’re a therapist! You must be doing really well during this pandemic.

“You have all the skills and knowledge to get through this, plus you can work from home!”

*Sigh* 😩

If only that was true but, thanks for thinking I’m so awesome I can withstand all this bullshit unscathed!

I wish it were true, but ‘tis not!

Last week’s panic attack was record breaking!

Not only did the heart pounding, thought racing, body shaking and hyperventilation come out of nowhere, it felt like it was never going to end. And honestly, it lasted over 30 minutes.

Most mornings it is at least 8 AM before I even begin thinking about getting up.

I have binge watched more T.V. in the last 2 weeks than I’ve watched all year. (“Tiger King”, on Netflix. . . I’m speechless and that’s hard to do!)

Just one more episode!!

Sound familiar?

How about this one?

“I actually took a walk today so I definitely deserve that cookie, doesn’t matter I’ve already had 3!”

Or maybe this sounds familiar. .

“What is that smell?? Hmm, maybe it’s me. It has only been 5 days since I showered last.”