Coping with a Crisis

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Dr. Kory Carey shares tips for everyone to use while coping with a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.


Coping Tips:

  • Stay connected to your social network.
  • Stay in touch with family, friends and healthy support.
  • Share your time volunteering, online or in person at a safe distance, if you feel healthy and are under 60. 
  • Help neighbors in need.
  • Avoid coping with drugs and alcohol.
  • Be aware of your own limits: know when it’s time to take a break from news and other media.
  • Find a new normal and build a routine.
  • Seek professional help.


When to Seek Professional Mental Health Help:

  • Unable to perform daily functions.
  • Have thoughts of self-harm, suicide or harming others.
  • Experience pervasive sadness or anxiety.
  • Unable to bounce back.


Kory Carey, Ph.D. HSPP

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