Coping with the realities have COVID-19 has been challenging for many of us. Here’s a quick brainstorming session of ideas to assist in helping to relieve some of the stressors associated with COVID-19.

Coping strategies

• As cancellations of larger scale events occur, the biggest coping strategy we could engage in during the time of flux is to increase our self-compassion, self-care, and time with those we hold dear.

• If public transit is utilized, reduce your risk by riding in the front or rear train cars as fewer passengers typically ride those cars

• Buy some cheap gloves and use those in public environments

• Reduce screen time, media time, and time in larger crowds

• Increase time with loved ones, with mindfulness/meditation, and healthy habits

• Get support with friends, family, and professionals

Additional resources are discussed below

• Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak:

• Coronavirus Anxiety – Helpful Expert Tips and Resources:

• 7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety:

• Tips for managing your anxiety about coronavirus:

• What coronavirus fears are doing to people with anxiety disorders:

• Disability Rights and COVID-19:

• Reasonable Accommodations & COVID-19: