Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19:
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The emotional impact of an emergency on a person can depend on the person’s characteristics and experiences, the social and economic circumstances of the person and their community, and the availability of local resources. People can become more distressed if they see repeated images or hear repeated reports about the outbreak in the media. People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include People who have preexisting mental health conditions including problems with substance use, children, people who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders.
Texas Behavioral Health launches a full sale Virtual Visit platform to provide emotional support for Houston’s community. More information about this can be found at texasbehavioral.com/coronavirus.