Coping with Stress during COVID-19
Pandemics can be stressful, often accompanied by fear and anxiety. That’s certainly become obvious to all of us as we struggle to cope with the realities of life under the COVID-19 cloud. No doubt you’ve seen the emotional effects of the pandemic in many of your friends and family members.
Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults as well as children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can sometimes cause the following: Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on. Changes in sleep or eating patterns, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, worsening of chronic medical health problems, worsening of anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions, as well as increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol and other substances. The effects of this emotional stress can eventually affect your general well-being and the quality of your life.
Reduce Anxiety and Stress Triggers
Keep your regular routine
Limit exposure to news media
Take care of your mental health
Get enough sleep
Participate in regular physical activity
Focus on positive thoughts
Consider engaging in spiritual activities such as praying and meditation
Do something for others
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We hope you will consider taking advantage of all that Compassion Mental Health Services has to offer. Located in New Castle, PA, Compassion Mental Health Services provides a full range of behavioral health services from children, adolescents, adults, and families in New Castle and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, high-quality, accessible, and affordable health services to empower patients to overcome their individual challenges, maintain their day-to-day stability, and develop their potential, all in order to achieve their personal goals and improve both their lives and communities.
Contact us to discuss proven therapy options to help you cope in these uncertain times. In trying times, we're doing everything we can to support members of our community and beyond. Please call us today at (724) 856-8620 to arrange a confidential consultation