Neha Jayaram, Communications and Marketing Specialist
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused fear and anxiety across the world. Being isolated adds to an already stressful situation.
According to the CDC People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:
- Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
- Children and teens
- People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
- People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use
People with depression and other mental health conditions, may find themselves struggling during this time. Quick reminder to reach out to your friends and family, you never know who is in need of that human connection.
We’ve put together a few tips for coping with the stress of the 2019-nCov outbreak: