Anxiety arises when there is a feeling of not being in control. Stress is a result of having multiple situations that are out of your control.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has hit globally is an experience many of us have never been through and are dealing with many unknown situations. How bad is the virus? What will happen to my job, my family? Are just some of the many questions swirling inside our heads. There have been shocking sights in the media of shops being stripped bare, massive lines at the checkout and a sense of panic. There has been aggression and physical fights over products that are on limited supplies.
The panic seems to have been a way for people to take back a small sense of control, it has provided people with a sense of purpose. The aggression is coming from people who have used all their mental resources to battle through their own anxieties only to find more stress where they had hoped that they might have been about to gain some control back.
To help, we are going to put out some strategies with things you can do to stay connected, and look after your wellbeing and build your mental resilience.
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