As COVID-19 wanes, many people are faced with deciding to go back to work. This can lead to anxiety. That anxiety isn’t unwarranted. You’re worried about the virus, interacting with other people again, and having to balance a busy life. Overcoming anxiety is necessary, though. The longer it remains, the worse it impacts your life, and that may be in more areas than you realize. An anxiety treatment program may be a necessary step to help you. Our Fort Behavioral Health team proudly offers this type of support.
Why Overcoming Anxiety Is Critical
Anxiety is a type of warning system in the brain. It lets a person know there’s something wrong and threatening. By recognizing this problem, the brain is better able to deal with it. The problem is, sometimes that perceived problem or risk really isn’t there. And, if it is present, the way you feel about it may be exaggerated. Going back to the office does carry some risks, but it may be something you need to do. If you hold back, you’re allowing your anxiety to control your future. Breaking through and overcoming anxiety, it empowers you to be more in control over your goals again.
Is COVID Anxiety Real?
With millions of infections and thousands of deaths, COVID is a scary disease with numerous risk factors. It makes sense to be afraid of exposure to it. Yet you could say there are many other risks in your life as well:
- You could become sick from another virus.
- Some people may be in a car accident.
- You may experience the loss of a loved one.
- A person may suffer a broken bone tripping on the stairs.
- A person could perish from a disease they don’t know they have.
However, you can’t hold back on living your life because of the what-if situations. That’s why dealing with COVID anxiety is critical to proper mental health. It allows you to move beyond the prescribed risks to create a safer way to deal with them.
How an Anxiety Treatment Program Can Help You
As noted, COVID anxiety is a real problem. Feeling anxious all of the time isn’t healthy for you. For this reason, you may benefit from a treatment program that can help you work through it. During therapy at Fort Behavioral Health, you’ll learn more about what’s realistic and what is not. You’ll learn how to better control your behaviors when negative situations arise. This may help you with:
- Identifying true concerns
- Creating a realistic plan for dealing with COVID anxiety
- Recognizing and acknowledging the real threats present
- Taking steps to slowly make your way back into the world
- Reflecting on the benefits that come from engaging in your life again
What to Do if You Need Therapy
It’s not easy to admit that you need this type of help. Many times, friends and family don’t understand. We do at Fort Behavioral Health. We offer a wide range of therapies and treatment programs that can help you work through these limitations to create a better future for yourself. Your primary goal, then, is to reach out to us so we can start helping you to prepare for the world even with COVID in it. Learn more about some of our therapies, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Trauma therapy program
- Somatic experiencing program
- Motivational interviewing
Overcome Office Anxiety with Help from Fort Behavioral Health
Throughout life, anxiety will occur. It will disrupt lives and limit your ability to see beyond the present threat. When you complete our treatment program at Fort Behavioral Health, you’ll know how to deal with it whenever it shows up. Overcoming anxiety is empowering. We can help you to do just that. Learn more when you reach out to us now online or call 844.332.1807 to set up an appointment.