6 Sep 2020

The global pandemic is depleting your 'surge capacity'

From Sunday Morning, 7:45 am on 6 September 2020

Humans can draw on their 'surge capacity' for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters. But when the disaster stretches out indefinitely - like the Covid-19 pandemic - your surge capacity can get depleted, leaving you feeling exhausted, anxious and depressed. Professor Ann Masten from the University of Minnesota explains how we can counteract this depletion and build resilience.

Office worker head down exhausted on table (file photo)

Photo: AFP