Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Living during COVID-19 is not normal. For most Americans, life has been significantly disrupted by the measures being taken to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc across the globe. It is not surprising, then, that so many people are reporting a change in their mental health during this time, and not for the good. A national survey from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) reported COVID-19 is seriously affecting Americans’ mental health, with half of U.S. adults reporting high levels of anxiety. Although nearly half of survey respondents (48 percent) reported feeling anxious about the possibility of contracting COVID-19, far more respondents (62 percent) said they feel anxious about the possibility of family and loved ones falling ill and potentially the future of our nation.In academia and health care, we are often encouraged to “suck it up” and press on when difficulties arise. But we all need time to process the anguish that comes with the loss (albeit temporary) of our former professional and social lives. Especially, it is important to recognize that there is a lot happening right now that we can’t control so we should


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