The 21st Show

Pandemic Reentry Anxiety

City of Chicago

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As COVID-19 restrictions ease, many are both eagerly anticipating — and somewhat dreading — a return to pre-pandemic activities. Some have called this phenomenon “pandemic reentry anxiety.” The idea that, as society returns to something resembling pre-pandemic life, many of us are nervous about participating. The 21st spoke with two experts about how we might cope with that anxiety.


Dr. Ramona James, Director of the Master's Program in counseling and psychotherapy at The Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago.

Dr. Shane Kuhlman, Chief Psychology Officer, Centerstone’s Research Institute


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