You’re not alone. Mental health support is here.
Concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can worsen certain mental health conditions. We’re here to help you get through this.
If you’re struggling right now, you’re not alone.
We’re here when you need us. And we always will be.
Coping with anxiety
If you have anxiety, this time may feel different or even worse. Due to the uncertain and unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s normal to feel heightened levels of anxiety.
Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Excessive worrying about getting sick
- Anticipation and uncertainty about the future
- Tremors or twitches
- Rapid or pounding heartbeat
- Nausea or upset stomach
- Feeling restless or irritable
- Feeling tense or jumpy
- Anticipating the worst
- Trouble sleeping
- Rapid breathing
- Trouble concentrating
- Panic attacks
Depression and mood disorders
New “norms” such as physical distancing and quarantining at home can bring on feelings of restlessness, anxiety and social isolation. Additionally, working from home or being out of work indefinitely and spending more time at home, and perhaps in an unsafe home environment, can worsen symptoms of depression.
Symptoms of depression can include:
- Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
- Loss of energy and interest in things you once enjoyed
- Trouble concentrating, remembering things or making decisions
- Fatigue or sleep changes
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness or sleeping too much
- Irritability or anger
- Engaging in risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Unexplained aches, pains, headaches or cramps that won't go away
- Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
In an unsafe environment and need help?
If you’re working from home or are at home more often and in an unsafe environment, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, available 24/7.
Alcohol and substance use
Due to the stress, drastic lifestyle changes and social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are struggling to maintain their sobriety and may even begin to experience alcohol and substance abuse.
Whether you’re facing these issues or are looking to help a friend or family member, we’re here for you. Call us at 800-442-7722 to explore options with an admissions counselor.
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It’s okay to not be okay. Help is here.
Those with preexisting mental health conditions should work with their doctor or healthcare provider to continue their treatment and check in if they experience any new or worsening symptoms.
If your mental health worsens to the point you have thoughts that life isn’t worth living, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.