New Mexico Junior College


Coronavirus - Tips to Help with Anxiety

NMJC Counseling would like to extend our support to our students as we move through this challenging time in which so many individuals are being impacted by COVID-19. There are a variety of reactions which can occur, including (but not limited to) fear, anxiety, stress, confusion, isolation, uncertainty, and depression. We acknowledge the impact this can have on mental health, and we encourage our NMJC students to follow the CDC’s recommendations which include:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.   
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. Call 911 you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or have thoughts of harming someone else

Here are tips on social distancing and typical reactions

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