Coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak can be stressful, especially if isolation is required to reduce the spread of infection. This is especially true for college students, some of whom live far from their families.
Please remember that feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or afraid is a natural response during times of stress, as well as experiencing changes in appetite or sleep. You can reduce the negative impact of stress by anticipating normal reactions, practicing stress-reducing activities, and seeking help. Take a moment to read these tips for coping.
Take Care of Yourself
Stress can affect the way you think, feel and act. Most of the effects are normal reactions to distressing events and are generally short-lived. By taking care of yourself, you can reduce stress and deal more effectively with difficult situations. Here are some of the symptoms you may experience and some strategies for dealing with them.