COVID-19 has led to a major disruption in how North Carolinians live their lives. Our collective mental health (with disrupted counseling for many in NC) is under massive strain. We worry about catching and spreading the virus, the health of family and friends, potential job loss, and economic recovery.

And coming on top of these stresses are the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas can be stressful enough on their own. Throwing a pandemic into the mix can make things that much worse.

Now more than ever, it’s important for people to maintain their mental health. You can reach the NAMI NC Helpline at 800.451.9682 for resource information, or if you need mental health counseling, this article has a few tips for finding help in NC.

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