Mental Health and Coping

(Information from the CDC page) The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.  Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and  the community you live in.

Take care of yourself. Reach out for help if you need it. Find ways to keep loved ones "close" – FaceTime, Zoom, or a good, old-fashioned phone call.

Links to recommended outside resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Managing Stress and Anxiety

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Coping Strategies

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Quick Expert Tips to Manage Coronavirus Anxiety [VIDEO]

COVID-19 Lockdown Guide: How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus

Also, the app Calm has a facebook page that does a free live daily meditation, and they post other helpful resources:

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