Conquering Quarantine: Tips for mothers struggling mentally through pandemic pressures


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a year spent at residence, there is no such thing as a question that mothers are struggling mentally — from winter blues to navigating youngsters at residence.  

The New York Times has been writing some in- depth articles on mothers who needed to go away the workforce and keep residence with the youngsters when colleges closed, it additionally created a “Primal Scream Number.”  

This is a cellphone quantity for any of you to name and vent in any approach you need. That’s 212-556-3800. 

8 News Now caught up with Dr. Claire Nicogossian, a medical psychologist, who says there’s something actually important about hitting the one-year mark.  

“What we’ve gone through is a global pandemic that’s created a grief response, we mourned the way we used to live our lives, mourned the way we used to show up at work, and kids show up at school and activities and connections with family and friends through school, etc.,” stated Dr. Nicogossian. “It’s an incredible loss, and here we are a year later, so much uncertainty which mentally creates so much more psychological distress for some people.” 

Dr. Nicogossian says acknowledge what you’re feeling, even when it doesn’t sound good, however she says this isn’t the time to dwell in adverse self-thoughts — spotlight your strengths.  

Don’t consider each single day, take a look at the larger image, you’re getting through this. 

Most importantly take care of your personal psychological well being, carve out ten minutes a day to do one thing for your self.   

She simply printed a guide referred to as “Mama, You are Enough,” which has ideas for these struggling. 


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