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

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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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.