By now, phrases like "social distancing" and "flatten the curve" are commonplace due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Bombarded with information, constant changes, and a world that's currently in a state of flux, anticipatory anxiety and worry are bound to be on the rise. Please know that you're not alone! Increased anxiety, worry and stress are natural responses in this situation, due to the unknown nature of what we're experiencing.
(NOTE: Experiencing anxiety and worry is expected, but when it becomes overwhelming, causing an inability to function or navigate daily routines, it may be best to reach out for support from a licensed clinical counselor or psychologist.)
Rather than trying to eliminate these natural worries, the goal is to work on accepting them, managing them, and navigating through them the best you can.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed in response to the current situation, remember the basic key components of self-care right now may include:
If you are looking for resources that may help navigate these feelings, check out the roundup of links below. (I'll be updating this list as new resources are available)
Broken down by category or focus, these links lead to insightful information and tips to help you adjust to the unknown, manage the associated feelings/thoughts, and plan for the weeks ahead.
Coping Strategies for Stress & Anxiety:
Help for Teens/Adults:
Help for Those with Chronic Health Conditions:
Helping Healthcare Workers:
Navigating New Temporary Routines:
Creating Social-Emotional Connection & Resilience:
Podcasts on COVID-19 Anxiety, Stress & Changes:
Webinars/Videos on COVID-19 Anxiety, Stress & Changes:
(Led by psychologists & mental healthcare professionals)
4/22/2020 11:05:37 am
Hia. Yiu should for sure add stuff regarding how ti cope with specific depression. I got into a car accident almost a month ago, and rolled my truck. It was a single car accident so i obviously caused it, and i had two other passengers. None of us should walked out of that and i keep having dreams about it over and over, Every night for the last month. I don't know how to cope with that since it was my first accident
6/10/2020 08:32:59 am
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5/2/2022 11:40:06 pm
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