What a crazy and unusual year we have battled through in 2020, it's been strange but we have all be able to get through it. But according to KDVR, health officials are already nervous about what big problem we could be facing next and that is a mental health pandemic.

This isn't a problem that is isolated to Colorado, nationwide there are lots of doctors speaking up about the long-lasting effects of financial and emotional stress caused by the current pandemic. As we approach what many people call the most wonderful time of the year, many families are struggling to just keep their bills paid.

Mental health resources are at an all-time high with many people not knowing what to do next to better their situation. Beyond the financial stress, the times we look forward to all year long, such as being with family at Christmas might not happen because of the pandemic which is causing more stress.

It's always great to create new traditions, but that doesn't mean that people won't miss their old traditions.

If you're losing sleep, have a loss of appetite, or loss of motivation these could all be signs that it might be time to talk with a psychologist.

This is another great reminder to all of us to avoid confrontations with people right now, you have no idea the amount of stress others are going through. More than ever please try to be a nice person, and if someone does something that is rude, just let it go. It's not worth fighting or causing a scene over something small.

If you know anyone struggling with some issues and need to chat with someone the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 just call 800-273-8255.

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