COVID-19 Mental Health Assistance

Managing Fears and Anxiety around Coronavirus

As information about Coronavirus unfolds right here in Summit County, there can be a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions. We all deal with stress differently, but symptoms of anxiety, depression and sometimes psychosis (among those who are predisposed) are not uncommon. Please recognize that there can be a wide range of reactions.  

Some common feelings include:

  • Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
  • Anger
  • Hyper-vigilance to your health and body
  • Anxiety, worry, panic, disbelief or fear
  • Feeling helplessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Changes in appetite, energy, and activity levels
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

Many of the symptoms listed above can be lessened and treated, resulting in better outcomes for those suffering.  Below are some suggestions for how you or a loved one can lesson the symptoms of stress caused directly or indirectly by the Coronavirus. More mental health-specific tips and information can be found at www.mha.ohio.gov/coronavirus

Mental Health Help

Ohio Crisis Text Line
Text keyword "4HOPE" to 741 741

OhioMHAS Help Line
1-877-275-6364

Find Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Treatment
https://findtreatment.gov

Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990
1-800-846-8517 TTY
Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
Spanish-speakers: Text "Hablanos" to 66746
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round

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Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety

Resources to help you deal with the stress and mental toll of the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/Coping-with-COVID-19-Anxiety/Coping-with-COVID-19-Anxiety

Stress and Coping

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html