The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances. You’re not alone. There are strategies for managing stress such as: Being mindful of your intake of information from news sources about the virus, and consider taking breaks from it. Maintaining social contact with supportive relationships like friends, family or others, by phone, text, or internet. Treating your body kindly: eat healthy foods, avoid excessive alcohol, and exercise as you are able. Consider calling your health care provider if your anxiety interferes with your daily activities. Learn about additional strategies to manage your stress for health. Hotlines if you need to talk to someone If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. READ MORE https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being/ There are additional resources available if you are in crisis: Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support. Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support. California Suicide & Crisis Hotlines: Find phone numbers and links to all the suicide and crisis hotlines by county in California. California Peer-Run Warm Line: Call 1-855-845-7415 for 24/7 non-emergency support.
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