Combatting COVID-19 Stress: Advice from BIDMC Mental Health Experts

BIDMC Contributor

MARCH 26, 2020

Woman combatting COVID-19 related stress with at-home exercise.Strange new daily routines and sleepless nights. For many of us, that's the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic — the public health crisis has introduced all kinds of new worries into our lives.

Mental health professionals from BIDMC have joined other experts to offer advice for keeping stress in check and maintaining your emotional wellbeing.

BIDMC Digital Psychiatry Director, John Torous, MD, and BIDMC Psychologist Pamela Peck, PsyD, talked to PureWow, an online lifestyle magazine, about maintaining healthy habits — and trying out a few new ones.

"Broaden your exercise regimen. Even if the gym is closed, there is still [a lot] you can do," Torous and Peck told PureWow. From cooking to crafting, now is a great time to get outside your comfort zone, they suggested.

Read their complete mental health advice in the PureWow article, 8 Ways to Mitigate Anxiety, Because the World Feels Uncertain Right Now.

BIDMC's COVID-19 Anxiety Infographic

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.
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