Healthy Ways for Parents and Teachers to Cope With COVID-Related Stress

  • Take care of your emotional health. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think more clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories about the pandemic including on social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you know and trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Connect with your community or faith-based organization. While social distancing measures are in place, consider connecting online through social media or by phone or email.