Nurse Mary’s Corner

An unintentional phenomenon is on the rise—Pandemic Fatigue. Many people are tired of staying at home and want to be the social creatures they inherently are. In short, a lot of people want their “normal” back. Pandemic Fatigue occurs when people show low motivation or energy to comply with safety guidelines. In turn, this makes us—consciously or unconsciously—disregard pandemic guidance such as social distancing, mask wearing, and hand-washing. Others may be reaching a mental health breaking point. All three Rockford hospitals have seen an uptick in admissions for respiratory distress and are calling this the second wave of Covid-19. Don’t let your guard down, continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance, (3 W’s). Simply put, focus on what you can control during the pandemic and let the rest go. It is important to find the motivation and focus to stay the course. If you are worried about your mental well-being or have been delaying medical treatment, please contact your doctor or health professional.

~ Ref: Wallace Welch & Willingham

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Saint James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL