In The News: State warns COVID mental health struggles could get worse before better
August 03, 2020
MyNorthwest and KIRO Radio's Nicole Jennings published an article with information from Dr. Albert Tsai, Overlake Clinics - Psychiatry, on the rising need for behavioral health services in our state. The Washington State Department of Health publishes monthly forecasts on projected behavioral health needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the article, "It’s very important, Tsai said, to take mental breathers throughout the day with exercise, yoga, or meditation. Clearing your head, moving around, and getting fresh air for a little while can do wonders."
Cognitive behavioral therapy, which can be practiced through self-help books or with a therapist, can be very beneficial for those with anxiety.
Unfortunately, while exercise and nutritious foods go hand-in-hand with mental health, Tsai sees many people choosing to deal with anxiety and depression by self-medicating — in a variety of ways."
Read the full article here.