These are unprecedented times of social isolation, and being in quarantine is not easy. With being in the house all day, it often brings up many painful feelings. Some feelings that can surface are anxiety, depression, irrational fears, as well as loneliness. I often feel the loneliness manifesting itself first and often, and then the other feelings follow.
One can describe isolation as being cut off from the world or loved ones, which is precisely what we are going through right now. However, we don't have to be completely cut off from the world or our loved ones; we do, however, have to reinvent how we can combat loneliness and continue to keep ourselves engaged in the world—a few ideas and recommendations to tackle loneliness.
There is no shame in seeking help! We are in complicated times, and that's why we're here. Many therapists have transitioned into telehealth, and most insurance companies have waived copayments to make obtaining therapy more accessible. A few websites to look for a therapist are "Psychology Today, or "Therapy For Black Girls," as well as therapy for black men.
LCSW-R, CYT( certified yoga teacher) Mind meets Movement Counseling Services, PLLC & Telehealth Therapist