Pandemic Burnout: Caring for your mental health


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on people’s mental health. If you feel burnt out or more stressed than usual, you’re not alone. 

Inside Edition teamed up with GoodRx and its Medical Director, Dr. Preeti Parikh, for tips on how to take care of your mental health. She recommends exercising every day and making time to visit family and friends. 


“Start off small — just going for a walk — and build from there. If you can build up your exercise routine to 150 minutes a week of aerobic activity, there’s a lot of data and research that shows it approves your mood, and just overall your mental health is at a better place,”Parikh stated.

She also says it’s important to reconnect with family and friends “in a safe way.”

“It’s shown that those connections and those nurturing moments really help improve your mental well-being and your happiness,”Parikh stated.

GoodRx provides trustworthy information and clear guidance regarding symptoms, conditions, and how to create the best healthcare team. 

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