Stress Under a Pandemic is Justified
The continued news of Covid-19 is stressful and causes strong emotions among both adults and children. Fear and anxiety of the uncertain tomorrow is something we are all facing. Some days it may feel like we are never going to go back to regular life, others feel like the world is collapsing on itself. This is normal and most of the population feels this way. The world is not going to end, and there is a light at the end of this "Covid Tunnel". The CDC has provided ways you and your family can reduce the stress of uncertainty in the following ways.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:
According to the CDC, individuals who may respond more strongly to the stress of this crisis would be our Medicare clients. this is due to the face that those who are older and with chronic disease are at higher risk for severe illness from Covid-19.
It's recommended that you take care of yourself during this time. Ways to cope with stress:
Feeling The Need To Speak To Someone For Advice?
In addition to these resources, Google (in partnership with the CDC, White House, and FEMA) have created an online self-assessment tool for anyone to see if they should pursue care from a professional or if they should self-isolate at home.
You can take the assessment by clicking here