“The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.”

(Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19, a special website resource just published by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

To access this special resource page, CLICK HERE

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“As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread, adults, children and teens are trying to make sense of what the outbreak means for their families and communities. Those with anxiety disorders may feel more worry than usual.

On the Pulse asked Dr. Jennifer Blossom, a psychology postdoctoral fellow at Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Clinic, how to share information with the children and teens in your life in a way that helps prevent too much worry. The good news is that just as there are steps you can take to help you and your loved ones try to avoid the illness, there are steps you can take to help your child or teen cope with the situation.”

(Heather Cooper, Seattle children’s Hospital)

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“If the ongoing spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing anxiety, stress and uncertainty for grownups, consider how troubling it may be for children. Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more about the virus than grownups think. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety from adults around them. Here, CHOC Children’s pediatric psychologist Dr. Sabrina Stutz offers seven things parents can do to help reduce their children’s anxiety about COVID-19.”

(Children’s Hospital of Orange County)

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1 thought on “Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

  1. Thank you Paul. The links in this article are useful for all of us, whether we are 8 or 80, we all need reassurance and advice. I hope faculty and parents take the time to read the various references.

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