Tag: covid-19

How to reduce COVID anxiety

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STRESS CAN LEAD TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING (from CDC website): Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests Difficulty concentrating and making decisions Difficulty sleeping or nightmares Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes Worsening of chronic health problems Worsening of mental health conditions Increased use of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances WAYS TO REDUCE COVID ANXIETY (from Association of Anxiety & Depression): Limit your media exposure especially when you...

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COVID trauma

Emergency COVID sign
I remember 9/11 well. I was walking quickly on Bowdoin Street to check on my students when I noticed out of the corner of my eye that the security guards were in their kiosk watching TV when a 2nd plane flew into the WTC. I knew this was the 2nd plane as I had just heard on the radio only minutes before that a plane, from Logan, had flown into the WTC and that both planes had left from Boston. I walked even more quickly trying to get to my students.  When I arrived on the 5th floor of the Donahue building, my students were sitting in their desk chairs calmly talking to each other. I was...

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