Managing Stress

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.

If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Information from the CDC on managing stress and anxiety: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips from WHO for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/healthy-parenting

A great list of resources from the Virginia Department of Education: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/office/covid-19.shtml#resources