This COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge to our social wellness. Many people are feeling lonely because they cannot interact with family members, friends, or even co-workers and this has affected their mental health.
If you're thinking about somebody, text message them, call them, or even start up a video chat with them. This could go a long way for somebody because they could be struggling with depression, anxiety, or have increased substance use.
Let's stay safe and stay connected.
Dr. Ifeanyi Olele
Ifeanyi Olele, DO, MBA, MS, is a board-certified psychiatrist who sees adolescent and adult patients in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions. Dr. Olele is a dedicated psychiatrist in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma-related stress disorders, and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Ifeanyi Olele is one of the few psychiatrists who utilizes psychotherapy (talk therapy) as part of his treatment plan.