Coping With Anxiety During COVID-19 Social Distancing

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March 20, 2020 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with two psychiatrists about how to deal with the realities of social distancing as the nation responds to the COVID-19 outbreak. For many people, staying at home can start to feel overwhelming, especially as they struggle to explain to their children what’s happening in the world beyond the front door. The doctors also talk about how to be more aware of our own reactions to news, and how to be informed without being overwhelmed. 

Dr. Caroline Bonham, psychiatrist, UNM School of Medicine
Dr. Amy Rouse, psychiatrist, UNM School of Medicine 

For More Information
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Manage Anxiety & Stress CDC
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak WHO
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks WHO 

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line:
Crisis and Access Line: 855-662-7474 

New Mexico Department of Health
Coronavirus Hotline: 855-600-3453 

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