Sheltering in place and social distancing have altered our way of life and are wearing on us mentally and emotionally. Fear of the unknown, loneliness and isolation, confinement, and worries about the future are impacting us all to some degree. For those with existing mental health and/or substance abuse issues, the current situation can be especially destabilizing.Jennifer Bates, Manager of Outpatient Behavioral Health at MarinHealth, weighs in on maintaining one’s mental health in these uncertain times. Listen for some useful advice to help reduce the stress and anxiety out of sheltering in place. Learn the signs that you or a loved one might be at risk for depression or other mental health issues and find out where you can get help.