BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WIVT) — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and licensed psychotherapist Dr. Francis Battisti talks about how to live a balanced life while keeping your mental health in check. Many are struggling with how to face their thoughts and deal with anxiety and depression as the pandemic eases.
Battisti has been a practicing psychotherapist for 30 years, served as a counselor at SUNY Broome, as well as taught psychology classes, and served as the Executive VP and Chief Academic Officer. He now speaks around the country.
“All the studies show that there has been a dramatic increase in depression and anxiety, and I should say that those two disorders are high in our culture anyway,” says Battisti, talking about the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re someone who is newly struggling with these topics or someone who has been in the battle for a while, what can you do? According to Battisti, …