Coping with fear and stress during COVID-19

Job loss. Financial stress. Worrying about family and friends. It’s a difficult time. There’s so much fear, worry and uncertainty as we stay-at-home, transition to safer-at-home, and isolate ourselves during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. It’s important to remember, even when stress, anxiety and depression seem unmanageable, there are resources available to help, along with things...

Dealing with substance abuse is challenging

The stress and anxiety around COVID-19 can exacerbate problem drinking and/or drug addiction. People who are recovering from substance use may be facing serious relapse issues during the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders. The self-isolation and boredom that comes with it can be a trigger to relapse into drug or alcohol use. Many individuals who had been...

Mental health wellness and increased suicide risk during COVID-19 isolation

Are you okay? Is isolation triggering thoughts of suicide? Before physical and social isolation due to COVID0-19, aspects of life could be difficult and painful, but now, in our ever-changing world everything is amplified, including negative thoughts and feelings, leading to emotional distress. Feeling anxious, confused, overwhelmed, afraid, angry or powerless isn’t abnormal during this...

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