The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
CDC’s Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event Web page informs on steps that families, community and organizational leaders, state and local government, and emergency responders can take to help themselves and others cope.
Coronavirus & Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The separation of families seeking asylum at the U.S. border has left many in shock and disbelief and wanting to take action. Psychiatrists can take several actions to help.
Baruch Fischhoff, PhD, explains why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, how to calm our anxiety and what are the psychological effects of being quarantined.
Coronavirus & Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) was established the psychological impact and health consequences resulting from the traumatic impact of: 1) the possibility, or actual use, of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) during combat, acts of terrorism or hostage events; 2) combat, peacemaking, peacekeeping, and operations other than war; 3) natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or floods; and, 4) more common stress producing events such as physical assaults and motor vehicle, shipboard, or airplane accidents in both the uniformed and civilian communities.