COVID-19 has changed how we function as a society and how we function as individuals throughout daily life. The pandemic has made it harder to deal with emotions and has added more stress to our lives. And, for many, prior coping mechanisms are no longer feasible in this new way of life.
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COVID-19 Related Postcasts:
NPR "Fresh Air" Podcast: Interview with a reporter from the Chronicle of Higher Education about how colleges and universities are responding to the pandemic, with particular focus on the financial impact.
NY Times "The Daily" Podcast: New York Times interviews a student who was quarantined at the University of Alabama after testing positive.
Coping with COVID-19
Angela Gautier, our director, says "Try to do at least one thing that makes you happy, that fills your tank, each day."
TOP PICK: The Wellness Society's Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook will help you manage the variety of emotions that you may be experiencing.
What the CDC says about stress in the time of COVID-19