Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Stress and coping

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The Coronavirus outbreak is a source of stress for most everyone right now. How you respond to the outbreak and the stress it's causing you will vary based on your background, the community you live in, and other factors. 

This article from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) outlines some tactics to cope with the stress during this time we all need to be sheltering in place. Here are some of the tips offered by the CDC: 

  • Take a break from the news cycle around COVID-19. It can foster anxiety
  • Try meditation, eat healthy meals, find ways to exercise at home and get some sleep
  • Stay connected with friends and family via video chats or old fashioned phone calls

If you're a first responder, a parent, someone who has been released from quarantine, or simply looking for some ways to cope during this time, this article can provide some help. 

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Whether it's stress, anxiety, dementia, addiction or any number of life events that impede our ability to function, mental health is a topic that impacts nearly everyone. The Providence Mental Health Team is committed to offering every-day tips and clinical advice to help you and your loved ones navigate mental health conditions.

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