Information overload and the continuous flow of news and rumors from all sorts of media can make your situation feel out of your control and make it confusing as to what you should do to manage your heightened feeling of fear and unease.
During these unprecedented times, many individuals are experiencing stress, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, sadness, loneliness, and increased use of drugs and alcohol. As a result, mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and others can worsen. You may feel hopeless, and lost… but there are many ways to overcome these thoughts.
Learning positive coping strategies, such as engaging in self-care, problem-solving and flexibility rather than resorting to emotional coping, such as frustration, anger, and despair will help you feel and be in control of your life. It is particularly important to recognize what works for your own unique situation. Remember that you are not alone, and the resources, support and solutions you need are at your fingertips.
If you are experiencing any of the following, or for support, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected]:
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness, prolonged sadness or overwhelming worry
Change in weight or appetite
Poor concentration or difficulty making decisions
Stop hurting start living
As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist, Hanit adheres to the main principal of the CBT modality.