The COVID-19 pandemic can create strong emotions of fear and anxiety in adults and children. Additionally, public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely, as well as increase their stress and anxiety.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the importance of individuals to follow healthy ways of coping with stress such as:
People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment and be aware of new or worsening symptoms. If you are experiencing a new or worsening symptom, call your healthcare provider.