What if we don’t return to normal? Everyone expects that once we have effective therapies or an approved, safe vaccine we’ll get back to the way things were.
However, the shutdown we’ve experienced and for many of us continues to drag on may have accelerated things that were going to change anyway. Things like remote work, telehealth, teletherapy, more shopping from home, retail store closures and permanent job losses were inevitable. We just have the changes and their consequences sooner than anyone expected.
The key here is that we’re going to have to adapt and we’ll likely have to adjust our expectations. Especially in mental health.