COVID-19 and mental health: 1 year into COVID pandemic, considering therapy can help people cope, expert says

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Considering therapy can help people cope with ongoing pandemic
Mia Rusev with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital said seeking out therapy can help people continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

WINFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- This month marks one year since Illinois and the rest of the country shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life changed dramatically: Restaurants closed, parades were canceled and gatherings of any kind were discouraged.

And while strides are being made at "getting back to normal," it will be a bit until all activities are back, and that can be hard to process.

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Mia Rusev, a case therapist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, joined ABC 7 Chicago Wednesday morning to talk about how to best continue to cope with the pandemic.

She said patients should seek help from a therapist when how they're feeling greatly affects what they are able to do in their daily lives.