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How to Build Your Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 28, 2020

From the Everyday Health website

If a scroll through your social media feed or a quick look at your favorite news outlet each morning triggers sweaty palms, a racing heart, and other feelings of panic, you are not alone. The stress in our country is overwhelming. Though physical health is a top concern as we anxiously check for news on containment of COVID-19, we’re also worrying about job loss, financial fallout, school closures, grief, and uncertainty about what the future holds.

There is no playbook for maintaining emotional health during a global pandemic, and people are struggling. In fact, the Disaster Distress Helpline, a federal crisis hotline run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), reported a 338 percent increase in call volume from February to March. This represents an 891 percent increase compared with March of last year.

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