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COVID-19 Stress

Coping With COVID-19 Stress & Anxiety

Everyone reacts to situations differently, especially in stressful situations. The COVID-19 crisis has been a stressful situation for a lot of people. It has caused fear and anxiety in many people in regards to the disease itself as well as a feeling of isolation with social distancing guidelines. Americans are trying to juggle their careers, homeschooling their children, and keeping their families healthy. This outbreak may start to take a toll on your mental health. However, it’s important to know that you are not alone in going through the ups and downs COVID-19 may bring. 

The team at Waypoint Wellness Center offers a variety of services to assist clients in the Annapolis, Severna Park, and Linthicum, MD areas. From talk therapy and online therapy to mental health counseling, we can help you manage your mental health and cope with changes in today’s world that may otherwise seem unmanageable. We strive to equip our clients with problem-solving and coping skills they need to overcome challenges outside of counseling.

Who is Most Vulnerable to Stress & Anxiety in a Crisis?

The way you deal with stress often depends on your background, support from your family, your health, and other factors. Clients who are more vulnerable to the stress of a crisis include frontline workers, people dealing with mental health conditions, people with substance abuse problems, people who don’t have access to information in their primary language, and those who have had major changes to their employment. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations which is why our services are aimed at helping everyone, no matter their background or current situation.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in Uncertain Times

During this time of uncertainty, it is important to take time out for yourself and do certain activities to help boost your mental health.

  • Meditate
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Take breaks from the T.V. and social media
  • Connect with others through phone calls or letters
  • Create a healthy routine
  • Seek help when you need it

Your mental health is important as it can affect how you handle stress and anxiety. If you notice that your stress is getting in the way of completing daily activities and has been for a few days now, it might be a good time to contact our therapists. We offer online therapy sessions to help patients cope with their stress during this time. We understand you may feel anxious about leaving the house and stepping into our office, so we aim to make our services as convenient as possible. The more in control of your mental health, the more you can help others who are experiencing stress and anxiety during this time.

Have You Been Exposed to COVID-19?

If you have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19, have been instructed to quarantine, and are able to end your isolation period, you may be feeling mixed emotions. You may have fear and anxiety about your health and your loved ones as well as stress about experiencing COVID-19. Guilt, anger, sadness, frustration, and worry are some of the emotions patients often feel. These feelings are not just found in adults as children may be feeling stressed, upset, or confused during this time as well.

Contact Us Now. We’re Here to Help.

At Waypoint Wellness Center, serving the Annapolis, Severna Park, and Linthicum, MD areas, we offer a variety of services to help patients of all ages cope with today’s world.