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Background & History of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

The Basics of the Coronavirus & COVID-19

Background & History of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
by Amy Carmosino

Vital and Helpful Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
by Darius Cikanavicius

Mental Health & Coping with Coronavirus Stress & Anxiety

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

Relationships & Coping with the Coronavirus

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.

Families & Coping with the Coronavirus

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

Dealing with Other Mental Health Concerns & the Coronavirus

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

Professionals Coping with the Coronavirus

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

Societal Concerns, Psychology & the Coronavirus

Coronavirus and the Scapegoating of Asian-Americans
by Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, LMFT

The Disturbing Side of Social Media’s Response to COVID-19
by Lenora Thompson

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.


John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder of Psych Central. He is a psychologist, author, researcher, and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 1995. Dr. Grohol has a Master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2020). Resources for Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2020, from
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Last updated: 4 Apr 2020 (Originally: 4 Apr 2020)
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