Healthy Living: Healthy ways to cope this winter during pandemic – Norwich Bulletin

Andre Bessette, For The Bulletin| The Bulletin

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to adapt to new ways of living from restricted travel, to virtual concerts, curtailed youth sports, and canceled community events activities we rely on to keep us healthy and connected. And with COVID-19 infection rates continuing to increase, we can expect that public health actions, such as social distancing, and other limitations in our daily lives will remain.

This winter could be especially difficult as we hunker down and cooler weather draws us indoors. Long, dark days coupled with cold weather and social isolation can lead to feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression. Here are some considerations for coping with these feelings in a healthy way.

Andre Bessette, PhD., is a clinical psychologist and supervisor in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Department at Day Kimball Healthcare. To learn more about behavioral health services at Day Kimball Healthcare, visit http://www.daykimball.org/behavioralhealth. For more information on Day Kimball Healthcares response to the coronavirus disease 2019, visit http://www.daykimball.org/coronavirus.

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