Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
March 17, 2020
During and after a disaster it is normal to experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, grief, and worry. Feelings will change over time, with everyone experiencing them differently. It is important to notice and accept how you feel. By taking care of your emotional health during an emergency, it will help you to think more clearly and react appropriately to protect yourself and your family in a time of urgency.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided resources and information on how to cope with the stress around the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The website offers coping strategies, tips on how to help children cope, response resources for leaders, and more. Access, Taking Care of Your Emotional Health provided by the CDC.
People with preexisting mental health conditions should continue with their treatment plans during an emergency and monitor for any new symptoms. Additional information can be found at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
People with deafness or hearing loss can use their preferred relay service to call 1-800-985-5990.