Mental Health Checklist: How Am I Doing Amidst COVID-19?

As a Licensed Psychologist working in New York City, I have worked with many clients in different places of work and life. I have the ability to see how many people are coping given the coronavirus pandemic. Among my clients I have noticed trends in their lifestyles, how they have been impacted, and exactly which parameters may account for those who are coping better or worse with the daily events.  The checklist that follows is a rough guideline to pause and check in with yourself. It is meant to serve as a guide to see how you are doing, reflect on the drastic changes that may have occurred in the past weeks, and allow yourself some compassion to see all that you have been through. Remind yourself that your resilience is not measured here, but the ability to withstand considerable change and adapt will likely be a good indicator for how you may emerge from this drastic event.  With recent changes in law allowing for more flexibility with telehealth, remember that if you find you are scoring in the severe range, it may be wise to reach out, to a friend, a priest/rabbi/iman, or a therapist. We are all alone in this — together.   Checklist: (Select 0 if No, 1 if Yes) 1. I am an extrovert. 0 or 1 2. I personally know someone who has COVID-19. 0 or 1 3. I personally know someone who died or is in critical condition from COVID-19. 0 or 1 4. A major life event occurred since the coronavirus outbreak (someone I know died, I moved or was unable t...
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