Looking for more resources, articles, and ideas to help you cope with the anxiety, fear and stress of dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Your mental health is important to look out after as you follow stay-at-home orders, or are just experiencing more anxiety or fear than usual due to the coronavirus outbreak. You’re not alone. Most people are experiencing some type of increased mental health issue due to the pandemic. It’s very important during this time to take care of your needs. Not just your physical needs (like ensuring you’re well-stocked up on groceries and food), but also your emotional and psychological needs.
There is no time like the present to look out after your mental health and that of your loved ones. Psych Central has developed dozens of articles to help you during this time. You may want to start with our primary Coronavirus Coping With Your Mental Health Guide. That guide highlights are most popular articles discussing ways of coping with the anxiety that so many people are experiencing.
You can also explore the below library of resources and articles to help you maintain and improve your mental health. Stay well — keep your physical distance from others, wear a mask while out in public, and wash your hands regularly, especially after coming into contact with anything outside of your house.
Background & History of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Amy Carmosino
Vital and Helpful Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by Darius Cikanavicius
5 Emotional Precautions to Take During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Jonice Webb, Ph.D.
Making Peace with Mortality in the Age of Coronavirus by Tracy Shawn, MA
Using DBT Skills in the Time of the Coronavirus by Sandra Wartski, Psy.D.
5 Ways to Restore Your Sense of Emotional Safety During the Coronavirus Crisis by Ilene Smith
Coping Strategies in Uncertain Times: Calming Your Nervous System During the Coronavirus Outbreak by Beth Kurland, Ph.D.
Coronavirus Anxiety: Social Distancing Helps Stop the Spread by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Our Experience With Probably Having Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Ivy Blonwyn
Coronavirus: Will It Bring Out the Best or Worst In Your Character? by Ivy Blonwyn
How to Cope with Anxiety from the Coronavirus by Dimitrios Tsatiris, MD
The Coronavirus: Coping with Fear and Uncertainty by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D.
Managing Corona Virus (COVID 19) Anxiety by Sharie Stines, Psy.D.
Do You Have Secondary Traumatic Stress from the Coronavirus? by Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC
20 Small But Substantial Ways You Can Use Covid-19 Isolation to Emotionally Grow by Jonice Webb, Ph.D.
10 Quarantine Activities That Don’t Involve Watching the News by Mental Health America
How to Stop Fear from Holding You Back During Troubling Times by Suzanne Kane
When Coping With Anxiety of COVID19, We’re All Neurodivergent by Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D.
Coping during the Pandemic If You Are Undercontrolled by Karyn Hall, Ph.D.
How to Cope with Coronavirus-Caused Mental Health Concerns by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
The New Normal: Managing Anxiety During a Pandemic by Yvette Young, LPC
Coronavirus: The War of Withdrawal by Jane Rosenblum, LCSW
5 Simple Tips to Reduce Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Zahira Melendez, LMFT-A
Emotional First Aid for Those on the Front Lines of COVID-19 by Nicholette Leanza, MEd, LPCC-S
Living Inside While the Coronavirus Is Outside by Jason Jepson
How Cooped-Up Couples Can Reconnect (and Stay Sane) by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
How the Coronavirus Helps Us Understand the Buddhist View of Our Interdependence by John Amodeo, Ph.D.
How to Cope When You’re Stuck at Home with a Difficult Family Member by Sharon Martin, LCSW
13 Ways to Establish Boundaries with Family Members by Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC
Why Aren’t Kids Pumped About This Time Off From School? by W.R. Cummings
3 Steps to Distinguish Between a Panic Attack and Coronavirus, Part 1 of 2 by Athena Staik, Ph.D.
Anxiety, Depression and COVID-19: Now’s the Time to Feel Our Feelings by Jenna Grace
3 Ways The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Trauma Survivors and Victims of Narcissists (And How You Can Cope) by Shahida Arabi, M.A.
How the Coronavirus Affects People with Health Anxiety by Sue Morton
Coping with an Eating Disorder During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Esther Dark
Childhood Emotional Neglect and the Coronavirus by Robin Schwartz
Telehealth ABA Parent Training & Transitioning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic by Heather Gilmore, MSW
Public Health Leadership Vital to Slowing Coronavirus Pandemic by Traci Pedersen
Coronavirus and the Scapegoating of Asian-Americans by Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, LMFT
How Personality Type Can Explain Why We’ve Been Panic-Buying Toilet Paper by Elaine Mead
Why Are People Hoarding Toilet Paper? by Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.
Panic Buying: The Psychology of Hoarding Toilet Paper, Beans & Soup by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.