Depression or COVID Funk?

Depression or COVID Funk?


Aaron Anderson

You have found yourself watching endless hours of Netflix, baking and putting on weight. There’s nothing much else to do. It’s the same routine day after day. And you feel like you’re in a funk. But covid-19 has been going on long enough that you’re beginning to wonder if it’s something more serious. Could it even be depression?

With everything going on around Covid-19 right now, it’s normal to feel like you’re in a funk. But it’s also pretty normal to go into a depression, too.

So how do you know when it’s a coronavirus funk or when it’s depression? And more importantly, what do you do about either one.

Covid Funk Symptoms

  • Disoriented/Out of Place
  • Moody
  • Little Unmotivated
  • Irritated
  • Dreaming of “Normalcy”

Depression Symptoms

  • Feelings of Guilt, Sadness and Worthlessness
  • Inability to Feel Pleasure
  • Feeling Lethargic or Sluggish
  • Feeling Suicidal

 If you think you are just in a funk, find ways to help you better adapt to your new situation. Here is a great article to start you off:
Ways To Take Care of Yourself During Quarantine

If you are relating more to the depression symptoms, especially if you have any suicidal thoughts, reach out to someone you trust and seek help.

Regardless of whether you’re feeling in a COVID funk or feeling depressed, seeking help from a licensed counselor can help you. They can help you make changes you need to get into a better place and feel better soon. They can also help you find the tools and resources you need to get you through COVID and your depression so you can go confidently into COVID and come out better in the end.


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