COVID-19 Virus Shutdown: Mental Health Struggles and Strategies
Updated: Mar 24, 2021
COViD-19 Virus Shutdown:
Mental Health Struggles and Strategies
By Mark Ragins, MD
CSULB campus psychiatrist
On March 16, my birthday, I learned to use Zoom and took a laptop computer home, where I have been seeing students from ever since. My life has changed in dramatic obvious ways: The only person I’ve been within 6 feet of is my wife. I haven’t been to a movie theater, eaten in a restaurant, gotten a haircut, or walked on the beach since then. I cancelled a trip to Yosemite, and what happened to the Lakers – Clippers playoff series I was looking forwards to?