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COVID-19 Well-Being Guide

Alan Flurry

The University of Georgia’s Clinical Psychology Program has made available a mental health guide to provide information and recommendations to members of the UGA and Athens community who are struggling with significant life changes accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic:

The spread of the coronavirus throughout the United States and broader world poses a number of significant stressors, each with effects on our mental health and well-being. These stressors include the threat of dying or becoming ill, the pressures of self-quarantine, stressor-induced relationship conflict, and the hardships associated with economic insecurity. A range of mental health symptoms may emerge or worsen during such times of stress. The following sections describe some of these symptoms (Section I), recommend evidence-based and straightforward ways to improve your mental health and sense of well-being (Section II), including how to talk to children during the COVID-19 pandemic (Section III: Children), and provide resources for the UGA community and beyond (Section IV).

For a printer-friendly version of the full guide, click here: PDF.

Great work by our colleagues, reminding us to take care of ourselves as we take care of each other and our entire community.

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