Christy Callahan, PMHNP-BC, NP
Does stress have you down? Pick yourself back up!
Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.
Signs of stress 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
Ways to cope with stress:
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
Take care of your body.
Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
Connect with others and talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.