Coronavirus Coping Tips

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has created a section on its website devoted to mental health and coping with COVID-19 at https://www.vegasstrongrc.org/resources/covid-19-mental-health-resources/

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  Signs you may be experiencing stress and anxiety 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 

Recommended ways to cope with stress include:

  • Taking breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories including social media
  • Taking deep breaths, stretching and exercising regularly
  • Eating healthy, well-balanced meals
  • Connecting with people you love and trust

24-Hour Crisis Support Telephone Resources:

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Crisis Support Services of Nevada: Call 1-800-273-8255, or text CARE (2273) to 839863.
Nevada 2-1-1, a program of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, provides information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations throughout the state. Dial 2-1-1 or visit its website at www.nevada211.org for more information about its services.
Last modified on 4/10/2020 18:17