Psychological Tips For Managing Coronavirus Concerns
Recognize the signs of increased mental and emotional distress
If you are feeling overwhelmed by the constant news and alerts regarding COVID-19, there are steps you can take to help you manage your psychological distress, according to Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services.
Recognizing the signs of increased mental and emotional distress is important:
- Increased anxiety, worry, fear and/or feelings of being overwhelmed.
- Persistent depressive symptoms such as sadness, fearfulness and/or loss of interest.
- Feelings of hopelessness and/or paralyzing fear about the future.
- Sleep difficulties.
- Isolating self from others.
- Thoughts about death, dying, and/or suicide.
- Unhealthy coping (substance abuse, self-injury, engaging in risky behaviors.
If you are experiencing any of the above, keep in mind these psychological health tips.
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