Coronavirus reached global pandemic level last week, which means bad news is coming to us from all over the world. And with news blasting into our lives at machine gun rate ever since the Internet took off, the situation can look downright bleak. Feeling overwhelmed, even terrified, is a perfectly normal, healthy response.
Getting bogged down with negative feelings for days on end, however, is not good for anyone’s health. Managing feelings of depression, fear, and anger is critical to the long-term wellbeing of individuals and society as a whole. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered very practical strategies for keeping your head in a good place as we deal with hardship.
Read CDC’s pointers on Stress and Coping