Many things have been affected by COVID-19 and I think the biggest change that we've been experiencing is in our mental health. One in five adults struggle with their mental health and 1 in 10 young people have experienced some major depression...and this was before the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election changed our world.

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Many feel helpless, whether it's dealing with their own issues or the issues that someone close to them is going through. Everywhere we turn is just another mental roadblock slowing us down and wearing us out.

Are you feeling mental stress? Here are some of the things to look out for: Eating or sleeping more than usual, Feeling numb and like nothing matters, Severe and constant mood swings, trouble performing daily tasks, an overactive mind, and feeling like your brain won't shut off or slow down.

If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, it is time to reach out to a trusted friend, family, loved one, or seek the help of a mental health professional. Let's hold each other accountable and work to be aware of our mental health as a normal piece of the wellness puzzle.

I know it's not easy but try to get enough mental rest and physical activity every day. You'll be amazed at how that can help keep your body in balance. This will come to an end and we what you around when it does.

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