Suddenly, and without any warning, we are living through an unprecedented global crisis, a scenario that had prevoiusly been the domain of disaster movies and has now become our daily reality. Few of us have ever had to deal with a crisis of this magnitude, potentially theratening our health and the of loved ones, our jobs and access to basic resources. The things we rely on as anchors in our lives, such as our relationships, routine and our various social roles, have been dramatically disrupted and we have no idea how long before they are restored.
This situation has produced anxiety, dread and a sense of helplessness in all of us as we try to navigate these uncharted waters. People who live alone and those who struggle with mental health issues are especially vulnerable. But even those who have not struggled with such issues in the past are now facing real emotional challenges.