How can I cope with the stress and fear of COVID-19?
With all of the news and changes surrounding COVID-19, anyone can feel overwhelmed and anxious. Adjusting to challenges of the new recommended restrictions related to COVID-19 can be stressful. We know that some stress helps to build a stronger immune system. Too much stress can lead to a weakened immune system, promote diseases, and disrupt your behavioral health. COVID-19 has all the major elements to make our alarm bells sound. Learning healthy ways to manage stress as soon as possible can help prevent long-term troubles. I would like to offer some strategies, based on research findings, that can help you build resilience while coping with the many lifestyle changes related to COVID-19.
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Dr. Joseph A. Banken, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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