COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress
Updated: Jun 16
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. There are steps you can take to manage stress and improve your wellbeing.
Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak | en Español Practical steps you can take to deal with stress reactions.
Helpful Thinking During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak | en Español Outlines common unhelpful thoughts and feelings related to disease outbreaks and more helpful thoughts that could lead to feeling better.
Tips for Providing Support to Others During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak | en Español Tips on how to show care and empathy for someone during a difficult time.
For Providers and Community Leaders
Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak | en Español Five key principles for health care providers, community leaders, and others concerned with the psychological welfare of the public.
For Leaders: Supporting Your Staff During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Supporting your staff in a work setting strongly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak should involve some key adaptations to your routine. Leaders are in a position to provide accurate and timely information about the pandemic, link employees with polices that may rapidly change, foster peer support, and offer resources to help manage stress and coping.
For Leaders: Helping Employees in the Aftermath of Loss Tips to help leaders support grieving employees through communication, flexibility and workplace policies.
For Health Care Workers
Managing Health Care Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak | en Español Support and self-care strategies for people who work in health care.
For Mental Health Providers: Working with Patients Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Tips for talking with patients about COVID-19 and treatment considerations, including a stress management framework.