Ways to reduce COVID-19 stress

Consider the different ways below to support yourself during this difficult time. Find more help if you need it at blm.mn/C19MDH or call 651-201-5000, or visit blm.mn/CDCcope, or call 1-800-985-5990

Take a break from hearing about the pandemic. From time to time, distance yourself from news outlets. Aim to eat healthy foods and well-balanced meals, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep. Talk with people you trust about how you are feeling and share your concerns. If stress is hindering your daily activities for several days in a row, call a health care provider. If you or someone you care about becomes overwhelmed with depression or anxiety, or threatens to harm themselves or others, call 911.