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The Mental and Emotional Causes of COVID-19

The Mental and Emotional Causes of COVID-19, by Maureen Minnehan-Jones. Photograph a box of tissues and a cup of tissue by Kelly Sikkema.
Photograph by Kelly Sikkema

If you want to understand the impact of the coronavirus on your life, start by looking within to release any feelings of helplessness and hopelessness

There seems to be no end to news of horrific suffering around the world as the corona pandemic hits us hard. Our nervous and immune systems are impacted as we worry about contracting COVID-19 and possibly dying from it. Feeling trapped and disconnected with no solution in sight can breed massive hopelessness and helplessness, setting up a situation ripe for a superbug to invade. As a result, many of us might feel powerless as we express anger, even rage.

With our flow of life disrupted, each of us must face the question: “How can we stop the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus from affecting our own health and

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