Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
These changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard, but these changes are even more important now and in the future. The more steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer we will be.
Facing COVID-19 and Winter: A Mental Health Expert Offers Tips and Coping Strategies
Winter weather, COVID-19, and political uncertainty may amplify seasonal mental health difficulties for people this year. See guidance from M Health Fairview Psychiatrist C. Sophia Albott, MD, MA.
Resources for Resilience and Health
Resources to help you manage your anxiety and stress during the COVID pandemic produced by experts from the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.