Written by Rachel Schneider
The rise of the novel coronavirus outbreak has upended life across the globe and contributed to a wide-spread sense of uncertainty. Due to major disruptions to people's daily lives, the potential impact of the outbreak on the world economy, and constant media coverage of COVID-19, many are struggling to cope with the stress and anxiety related to the situation.
We've asked three mental health experts to weigh in on how individuals can manage their coronavirus-related anxieties. Read on for five tips to help you establish a sense of normalcy and maintain your mental health during this time.
5 Expert Tips For Dealing With Coronavirus Anxiety
Meet Our Experts
Haley Neidich, LCSW, is a licensed mental health professional in private practice specializing in anxiety, depression and PTSD. Neidich is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work and was on the clinical faculty of Yale University School of Medicine prior to founding her private practice. Neidich is a passionate advocate for the use of mindfulness and meditation in mental health treatment, particularly in improving anxiety disorders and chronic stress.
Kathryn Ely is an associate licensed counselor in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her master's degree in clinical mental health from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and has advanced training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Ely works with patients seeking counseling for anxiety, stress, depression, and low self-esteem, among other issues.
Alicia Murray is a licensed mental health counselor who has been practicing within various populations for six years. She is also the founder and owner of an online therapy practice, providing mental health therapy via telehealth to those in New York and Connecticut. She earned her MS in mental health counseling from State University of New York at Oswego.