Reprinted from Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:
People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:
Taking care of yourself, friends, and family can help you cope with stress and make your community stronger.
Ways to cope with stress:
Need help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, call 911.