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Coping with COVID-19 Stress: World Health Organisation Advice

1. Acknowledge Your Feelings

The current COVID-19 outbreak can evoke various emotions:

  • Sadness
  • Stress
  • Confusion
  • Fear
  • Anger

It's essential to recognise and address these feelings.

2. Seek Support

Advice from the World Health Organisation includes:

  • Talk to Someone: Reach out to family, friends, or health workers for support.
  • Professional Help: Consider speaking to a counsellor or health worker if you feel overwhelmed.

3. Healthy Coping Strategies

To manage stress effectively, avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms:

  • Avoid Substance Use: Refrain from using smoking, alcohol, or drugs to deal with emotions.
  • Limit Media Exposure: Reduce exposure to distressing media coverage and seek information from credible sources like WHO.INT.