Practice these tips for dealing with these feelings and keeping yourself healthy during COVID-19. - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Coping With Your Emotions Surrounding COVID-19

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5 ways to take care of yourself

COVID-19 can cause a wide range of emotions that may include anxiety, isolation, anger and more. This is normal. Countless people are feeling the same way. Below are suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for dealing with these feelings and keeping yourself healthy.

1. Focus on facts and be weary of fake news

For community health information, rely on your local health department. For information on a larger scale, visit the CDC website. Don’t panic because of a social media post or a story on a questionable website. If the information is real, trusted news sources will verify it.

2. Take timeouts

Be mindful of how long you spend watching and listening to COVID-19 coverage. Obsessing over it can increase anxiety.

3. Practice good hygiene

Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Avoid individuals who are sick.

4. Take care of your mind and body

Get plenty of rest, exercise, eat healthy and avoid alcohol and drugs. Do things that you enjoy. Read a book, watch a movie at home, or play a game with loved ones.

5. Social distancing does not mean isolation

Talk to and text friends and family over the phone. Connect through social media. Be honest with loved ones about how you are feeling.

Help is waiting

If the pressure is too much, contact The Genesis NurseLine 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (740) 455-4949 or Genesis Behavioral Health at (740) 454-4615 for resources to deal with the stress.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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