Dealing with Quarantine Stress & Anxiety

Dealing with Quarantine Stress & Anxiety

Quarantining yourself at home can play an important role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. But this doesn’t mean that it’s easy.

My name is Josh.  I normally make videos on ways to save, make money, and all things related to your finances.  But with all of the talk about stimulus and bills being passed in congress there’s one thing that I have neglected and that’s your mental health during this time.

If you are quarantined or self-isolating, you may be feeling alone right now — but know that you are not alone. Any stress or anxiety you may be experiencing is perfectly normal. It’s difficult to avoid feeling down at a time like this, but try to focus on ways you can stay connected, both with yourself and others. 

As schools close, many people are working from home, commencement ceremonies have been cancelled, and other social events have been cancelled, the prospect of being confined to your home because of quarantine can be daunting. Even if you are home with other family members, the sense of isolation and cabin fever can be powerful.

Though you may be in your room or your home away from loved ones right now, Check in with your loved ones often.

Picking up the phone. Call, text or email your friends and family members. Hear what’s going on in their lives and if you want to talk about the news, a fresh perspective could help.

  • Check on the elderly and your friends and family that live alone.

  • Older adults and people with disabilities are at increased risk for having mental health concerns, such as depression.

  • You can use free apps like Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook Messenger or another platform to connect with your family and friends.

Even though they may not be next to you, your friends and family are with you in spirit and pulling for you and your well-being. Try to make the best of the situation by focusing on how you can look at each day with hope and positivity.

Remember that this is only temporary.  There are people that keep saying “well this is the new norm”.  What’s happening is real but I am not going to claim sickness, death, depression, and unemployment as what my life will be.  We are simply passing through a season.  Your current location is not my final destination.

Millions of people around the world have been under stay-at-home orders for nearly 2 months to limit the spread of the disease. This is ideal for nobody. And for some people, it’s terrifying and dangerous. It means being locked down with somebody who beats and abuses them. Reports of domestic violence have risen in recent weeks.

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety or if you or someone you know is expecting a form of abuse please see the links in the description box below. 

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or if you or someone you know is expecting a form of abuse please see the links in the description box below.

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/programs/family-violence-prevention-services/programs/ndvh

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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