May is Mental Health Awareness Month and, with all the changes and additional stress lately due to COVID-19, now is a great time to start taking care of YOU! During a time of change, our mental health can take a back burner to everything else going on around us. Follow these simple steps to avoid mental burnout, especially during a pandemic – 1) Be sure you are getting your news from reliable sources, 2) Take regular breaks from social media, 3) Stay connected with friends and family, in person or through facetime and phone calls, and 4) Get some exercise—it will be good for your mind and body. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, be sure to visit with your doctor, see a therapist, or talk to a friend. There are many ways of getting help.