Dr. Kim Burns

It’s okay to work with a therapist. It’s okay to take medication for depression and anxiety. It’s okay to grieve. It’s okay to fully feel your emotions. We are still living through a pandemic and all of the uncertainties it brings. Structural inequality has not gone away.

If you need to find a therapist, you can ask your primary care physician for a recommendation, check the list of providers covered under your health insurance, consult with your employer’s Employee Assistance Program, ask a trusted friend, or consult the Psychology Today list of therapists.

Let’s embrace the courage and vulnerability Olympic athletes are demonstrating outside of the competitive arena and acknowledge our emotional health needs.

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