Stress and Coping
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.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
Things you can do to support yourself
Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.
Check out these other resources from the CDC on mental health:
Check out these sites for more information on mental health strategies and tips:
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