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FREE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT LINE AVAILABLE NOW

Mental Health Support Line (888) 271-2350 Daily: 8:00AM – 8:00PM

This service is at no cost!

Outbreaks can be stressful- We are here to provide help and give hope!

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations

How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:

• Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19
• Children and teens
• People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors, other health
care providers, and first responders
• People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance
use
Our qualified mental health professionals are here to listen! Call us at (888) 271-2350. Our FREE hot line is open from 8:00am to 8:00pm daily.
*https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

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