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'We Will Overcome It': Doctors, Mental Health Experts Remain Hopeful Amid New Surge

Published: Jan. 5, 2022

A new year brings another COVID-19 surge and renewed concern about getting out of this pandemic.

"An increase in fear of the unknown, concern on when is this going to end? Wondering if the vaccine is enough or if wearing masks are enough?" said manager of Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program, Ellen McElderry.

She says just recently, they've seen an increase in hopelessness.

"We see the numbers of COVID going up, we're realizing that we're not seeing that light at the end of the tunnel, just really think things were getting a little bit better, then the numbers come out, then we have a variant," McElderry said.

She says we will get through this but self-care and self-reflection will be important.

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