Gary Barbera and BarberaCares reminds you to take care of your mental and physical health.
COVID-19 is not only affecting our physical and financial health, it takes a toll on mental health as well. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
According to the CDC website.
Outbreaks can be stressful.
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
Focus right now is on managing COVID-19. Pay attention to signs of mental stress and contact a physician or call a hotline if you suspect you or loved ones are having difficulty.