Psychological Coping during a Pandemic
Pandemics, like COVID-19, challenge the way people cope. During a pandemic, it’s not uncommon to experience strong emotions. Psychology helps us to understand normal responses to abnormal events – this can help students cope. Novel & unfamiliar threats provoke anxiety or even unrealistic fears & racism. Social distancing, effective communication, and public health measures are realistic lines of defence.
When to seek help …….
Counsellors are trained to help people find constructive ways of dealing with anxiety & emotional stress.
- You feel overwhelming nervousness or lingering sadness adversely affecting you
- You notice persistent feelings of distress or hopelessness & you feel like you are barely able to get through your daily responsibilities & activities
- Please contact Natalie Jurick, ESSMY Counsellor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some great resources you can access at home!