Uncertainty and fear of the unknown can cause anxiety and stress for anyone. The unprecedented consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak has put stress on individuals, businesses, and communities alike. Healthcare providers and first responders are also likely to feel added stress as demand for their services increases in response to the pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have provided the following resources to the public for anyone interested in better managing their mental health during a crisis.
Mental Health Information About COVID-19:
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Mental Health Information About COVID-19 for Parents:
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
- Speak with your doctor or therapist about your upcoming appointments and whether or not you need to make plans for virtual, remote, or telehealth visits.
- Follow the recommendations from the CDC outlined here.
- Like and subscribe to the Osceola County Office of Emergency Management for the latest local updates.
- If the news becomes too overwhelming, it's okay to unplug for a moment, as long as you are still following the recommendations outlined by the CDC.
- For parents and caregivers of children in Osceola County, the latest information about school closures and safety precautions can be found on the School District’s website.
- If you need resources, you can search the Community Vision Resource Guide.
- Continue to check-in with your family, friends, and loved ones via telephone, text, or social media during self-quarantine and isolation.
Take care of both your physical and mental health every day and particularly in times of uncertainty.