Pandemic Perfect Storm Scenario for Mental Health and Relationship Issues: eightWest Interview with Jean Holthaus

Pandemic Perfect Storm Scenario for Mental Health and Relationship Issues: eightWest Interview with Jean Holthaus

May 8, 2020

On May 7, Jean Holthaus, LISW, clinic manager for the Pine Rest Telehealth and Pella Clinics was interviewed on eightWest (WOOD & WOTV). The topic was on the uptick in mental health and relationship issues due to the ongoing life changes due to the pandemic and how teletherapy an be a great option to help with the increased stress, anxiety, depression and relationship/family issues.

Life during COVID-19 is a perfect storm scenario for mental health and relationship issues. Seeking help for you or loved one sooner will reduce symptoms and duration. Pine Rest can see you at home using Teletherapy. There are immediate openings with 250 clinicians available with services for those of ALL ages for for anxiety, depression, OCD, grief, PTSD, substance use issues, relationship issues and parenting issues.

We’re all experiencing that roller coaster of stress. How do you know if you’re experiencing something normal or something that requires you to reach out to a professional?

“We have a tendency to ignore it and say ‘it’s not that bad, it’s not that bad‘ until it’s really bad,” says Holthaus. “Then we seek help but it’s harder to treat. So important to monitor yourself. Is it ongoing? Are you unable to be productive in the ways you usually would? To have relationships that are healthy? Or causing problems. If so, seek help then.”

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