Dr. Mike’s ways to improve your mental health in 2022

Table of Contents Commit to what you already know will workCreate a plan to START NOWCreate rituals to follow through with your mental health goals Dr. Mike Ronsisvalle It’s hard to believe we are about to race forward together into another new year. This time last year we had incredible […]

Dr. Mike Ronsisvalle

It’s hard to believe we are about to race forward together into another new year.

This time last year we had incredible anticipation about the potential of shedding the oppression of COVID-19 and launching forward into a year that would bring much needed peace.

Unfortunately, that was not how this year played out.

The Delta and omicron variants brought new lockdowns, heightened fears about COVID in general, and added more chronic stress and emotional upheaval.

It comes as no surprise, considering everything we went through together, the emotional toll on us collectively has been staggering.

Depression and anxiety rates continue to rise to alarming levels.

The incidence of addiction and overdose have skyrocketed over the last year.

Marital problems are more complicated as parents try to find ways to connect with their children who are living with their own mental health problems.

Dr. Mike’s previous three columns:

Tis the season:Holidays bring joy and stress; here’s how to cope when feeling overwhelmed

Fear not:90 percent of what we worry about never happens, so why do we worry so much?

Make the change:Change can be hard, messy and uncomfortable, but it’s not impossible

Dr. Mike Ronsisvalle

Collectively, it seems we are a mess.

As a psychologist and an advocate for mental health, I’d like to propose a New Year’s resolution that we all adopt and chase after together.

What would happen if we all decided to pursue improved mental health in 2022?

When you look at how devastating the mental health crisis truly is, I can’t imagine a better goal for us to pursue culturally.

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