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Coping with stress during Covid-19 outbreak

It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. There are some things you can do to reduce stress.

Call people you can trust and can help. Contact your friends and family.

While at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle – including proper diet, sleep and exercise.

Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counselor.

Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine you risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as WHO website or a local public health agency.

Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting.

Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you to manage previous life’s adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging time of this outbreak.

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