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Mental health experts seeing a rise in people feeling unfocused and joyless

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Mental health experts seeing a rise in people feeling unfocused and joyless
Overcoming that "blah feeling"
and last updated 2021-05-03 19:01:28-04
TAMPA, Fla. — May is Mental Health Awareness Month and as we are settling down from the shock of the pandemic therapists say they’re seeing an uptick in people who are feeling unfocused and unhappy.
If you’re feeling drained, unfocused or even a little joyless, you’re not alone.
The stresses and uncertainty of this past year have taken a toll on everyone, and now that things are settling down, many people say they're feeling "blah."
"You’re not exactly thriving but you’re not full-blown depressed and you’re somewhere in the middle zone," said Celi VanDyke, Manager of Care Coordination at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

There's a name for the blah you're feeling: It's called languishing

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There's a name for the blah you're feeling: It's called languishing
20 Apr, 2021 11:47 PM
8 minutes to read
Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you're muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. Photo / Manshen Lo, The New York Times
Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you're muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. Photo / Manshen Lo, The New York Times
New York Times
By: Adam Grant
The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus — and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

Opinion: Rating changes 'threaten viability of forestry investment'

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While forestry expects to pay its way, it cannot be expected to pay everyone's way.