COVID-19 and Mental Health

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may be a stressful time for people.  Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.  Social distancing and quarantining can make people feel isolated and lonely, and can increase stress and anxiety.  Being able to cope with stress in healthy ways will make you and the people you care about stronger.

 

Stress from COVID-19 can cause the following in children and adults:

  • Fear and worry about your own health, and the health of your loved ones

  • Fear and worry about your financial situation, job, or loss of support services you rely on

  • Changes in sleep or earring patterns

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

  • Worsening of chronic health problems

  • Worsening of mental health conditions

  • Increased use of tobacco and/or alcohol

 

Healthy ways to cope with stress:

  • Know what to do if you are sick and are concerned about COVID-19

  • Know where and how to get treatment (click here for a list of community resources)

  • Take care of your emotional health

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories

  • Take care of your body

  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate in prayer

  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals

  • Exercise regularly

  • Avoid excessive alcohol

  • Make time to unwind 

  • Connect with others

  • Connect with your community and faith-based organizations

  • Find ways to calm yourself (click here for strategies)

The above information was taken from the CDC website. For more information click here

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