As the U.S. focuses on “getting back to normal,” experts say we need to talk more about what transitioning to a more open society will be like — and what our new normal will be like.
Dr. Jessi Gold, a psychiatrist from the Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis, says conversations about mental health need to happen more often and not be hidden beneath the surface. Instead of trying to go back to “normal,” we need to process what has happened during the pandemic in order to more forward.
“All of us will be in a better, more healthy place if we can talk about things — including our feelings — out loud,” Gold said.
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