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David Garcia

Mental Health & Covid-19

Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses to perceived or real threats, and sometimes once we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So it's normal and understandable that individuals are experiencing fear within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Added to the fear of contracting the virus in an exceedingly pandemic like COVID-19 are the numerous changes to our daily lives as our movements are restricted in support of efforts to contain and bog down the spread of the virus. Faced with new realities of acting from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of kids, and lack of physical contact with other members of the family, friends and colleagues, it's important that we glance after our mental, also as our physical, health. Infectious disease outbreaks, just like the current coronavirus (COVID-19), are often scary and might affect our psychological state. While it's important to remain informed, there are many things we are able to do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times. Here are some tips we hope will facilitate your, your friends and your family to appear after your psychological state at a time when there's much discussion of potential threats to our physical health.

Tips we hope that will help you with your mental health:
-Try to stay connected
-Keep active 
-Try to anticipate distress 
-Try not to make assumptions 
-Try to manage how you follow the outbreak in the media  

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