It’s a lot of changes to handle…

There’s a lot to navigate during the pandemic and that can be stressful. There are masks to wear, distance to keep, and then there is loss. And loss takes all kinds of forms. There are activities you don’t do now, friends you don’t see and then there are friends and family you have lost.

There’s simply a lot going on right now and feeling stressed or anxious is to be expected. The key is what you do with the stress and anxiety – how do you handle it so it doesn’t get a hold on you.

How to cope with the Pandemic:


However you are feeling
is okay…

Anger

Do something physical

Try a breathing exercise

Find a quiet place to meditate

Fear

Distract yourself

Visualize the best-case situation

Practice Grounding Techniques

Sadness

Get active!

Spend time with supportive people

Share your concerns


Here are some tips…

Anxiety

Try yoga or tai chi

Avoid making big decisions

Relax with a breathing exercise

Grief

Talk about how you feel

Seek and accept peer support

Numb

Spend time with family and friends

Pace yourself

Find things that make you laugh

To help you cope
with your emotions

Confused

Nurture close relationships with loved ones

Be aware when you’re Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (HALT)

Try Meditation

Overwhelmed


Do more leisure activities
Increase your positive actions

Maintain a healthy work-life balance

Stressed

Set limits and maintain good boundaries!

Participate in self-care

Try to avoid frequent use of alcohol and other drugs

However you are feeling is okay…

Anger

Do something physical

Try a breathing exercise

Jump into a Meditation

Fear

Distract yourself

Visualize the best-case situation

Practice Grounding Techniques

Sadness

Get active!

Spend time with supportive people

Share your concerns

Here are some tips…

Anxiety

Try yoga or tai chi

Avoid making big decisions

Relax with a breathing exercise

Grief

Talk about how you feel

Seek and accept peer support

Numb

Spend time with family and friends

Pace yourself

Find things that make you laugh

To help you cope with your emotions

Confused

 

Nurture close relationships with loved ones

Be aware when you’re Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (HALT)

Try Meditation

 

Overwhelmed

Do more leisure activities

Increase your positive actions

Maintain a healthy work-life balance

Stressed

Set limits and maintain good boundaries!

Participate in self-care

Try to avoid frequent use of alcohol and other drugs

There is always help…

New York Project Hope
Crisis Counselor Portal
New York Office of Mental Health

Emotional Support Helpline

1-844-863-9314

Confidential • Anonymous • Free

8am-10pm / 7 days