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Protecting Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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 new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. For most people in most locations, the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. For people living in or visiting these areas, the risk of catching COVID-19 is higher. Governments and health authorities are taking vigorous action every time a new case of COVID-19 is identified. 

While we are still learning about how COVID-19 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes)  appear to develop serious illness more often than others.


Coronavirus Cases In The United State

Updated 4/5/20 at 0530 Information provided by WHO and subject to frequent update


Deaths From Coronavirus 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:

  • Anxiety, worry, panic
  • Feeling helpless
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
  • Anger
  • Hyper-vigilance to your healthy and body

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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