Feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty are normal during a pandemic. Fortunately, being proactive about your mental health can help to keep both your mind and body stronger. Here’s how you can take control: 1. Use Trustworthy News Sources
Many people are in panic and may believe the first "news" they hear about the outbreak and spread it. Fact check these rumors and limit false information from spreading. Sources such as the Department of Health and the CDC have up-to-date information you can follow. 2. Develop an Action Plan to Decrease Risk of Contamination
Remember to focus on things you CAN control. This could be as simple as washing your hands, avoiding travel, working from home (if that is an option for you). 3. Limit Social Media Consumption
Social media can contribute to an increase in feelings of anxiety and panic as people are constantly talking about the spread of this pandemic. Give yourself a mental break from all the noise. 4. Practice Good Self-Care
Take care of your bodies. Eating healthy foods to boost your immune system, drinking lots of water will help to limit your chances of getting sick.