Across our country people are being asked to stay inside and away from crowds to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
The more the pandemic impacts our daily lives, the more anxious we feel about its various ramifications. We’re worried about our own health and that of our loved ones. We’re concerned about paying the rent, the future of our finances, and where our next paycheck is coming from.
Some even have an added layer of possibly being discriminated against, since the illness has brought out racism and prejudice in some people. This is enough to make anyone feel anxious, and can worsen symptoms of the roughly
40 million adults in the U.S. who already suffer from anxiety disorders.
But no matter why you’re feeling anxious, it’s more crucial than ever to implement stress-reducing and anxiety-busting strategies. HomeSharing’s upcoming posts will focus on different aspects of this.
NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, will now also offer help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
New Jerseyans may call NJ Mental Health Cares at 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. Calls will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, seven (7) days a week by live, trained specialists.
New Jersey Mental Health Cares: www.njmentalhealthcares.org
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