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COVID-19: Coronavirus and Mental Health
Coronavirus And Mental Health
I get many questions about COVID-19: Coronavirus and Mental Health. Fear, anxiety, and uncertainty regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic have the potential to negatively impact our mental health. Protecting your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak is just as important as safeguarding your physical health. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This novel, or new virus, was unknown to virologists before the outbreak first began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. To date, over 3 million people worldwide and nearly 1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19; For most people, the risk of contracting coronavirus is low. However, there are places around the world where the virus is spreading much faster than others. For people living in or visiting these areas, the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher.
Although the elderly and individuals with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) have a higher risk of serious complications and even death.
Coronavirus Cases In The United States
Coronavirus Deaths In The United States
Recovered Patients In The United States
Cronavirus and Mental Health
Mental Health Impact
Twenty-four-seven cable news coverage. Global pandemic. Trillions of dollars lost from the economy. Grocery stores wiped clean of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. These are all terms and images that evoke fear and anxiety. As information about Coronavirus unfolds, there can be a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions.
Common reactions include:
Protecting Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak
Ways To Manage
Fears And Anxiety
Although Coronavirus is a health issue that is being taken very seriously by public health authorities worldwide, do not let your worry about this virus control your life. There are many simple and effective tips for reducing anxiety and protecting your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. Many of them are essential ingredients for a healthy lifestyle; adopting them can help improve your overall emotional and physical well-being. (For the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the CDC website)
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