The Coronavirus (COVID-19), has many of us scared and wondering is this really happening. The media and other organizations have shown all the information, good or bad about the virsus. Panic has set in, causing people to hoard and stockpile supplies not knowing all the facts.
We should all use caution during this time. If you are unsure about the the virus go to the CDC website for information. Third party sites, hype or present information using scare tactics. This only fuels people’s stress. Do what you think is right for your family, be vigilant in hygiene and safety recommendations. Also, take a break from the news. Just turn if off.
Don’t overwhlem yourself with so much social media either. Should we be concern , yes. However, don’t allow this to overwhelm you. Talk with a professional if you feel your anxiety levels have elevated. If you struggle with substance abuse or alcohol, seek treatment.
Here is a link to some great information about managing your stress from the CDC:
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