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Mental Health and Coping During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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.

The CDC has more information on managing anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

This fact sheet explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has provided this fact sheet to help during the COVID-19 crisis.