‘Disaster fatigue’: Health officials urge anyone who may be struggling to reach out

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FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)  — The Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health urges anyone who may be struggling to reach out for help. 

Fresno County Health said the Creek Fire, coupled with COVID-19 has left many Fresno County residents dealing with “disaster fatigue.” 

According to health officials, disaster fatigue is classified as an onslaught of “bad news” from global things such as COVID-19 and some of its impacts.

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