Coping With Stress & Caring for Mental Health During COVID-19
During this difficult time, we are all experiencing stress in some form. This stress affects people in different ways. Take a moment to notice and accept your feelings. These are normal reactions to an abnormal situation. It is important to take time to care for our mental health during COVID-19 and other periods of heightened stress.
Avoid coping strategies that will make you feel worse and instead use strategies like talking about your experience, spending time with loved ones, getting your news from reliable sources and taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Remember, you are not alone. If there is violence in your home or if you are thinking of hurting yourself or others, talk to a trusted friend, family member or counselor or call your local emergency hotlines. There is help in your community.
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