In troubled times like these, our mental health can suffer. Anxiety can come from a sense of what we think we should be able to control, but can’t. As many of us worry about COVID-19, we may feel helpless about what will happen or how to prevent further stress. Our uncertainty might also connect to uncertainty about other aspects of our lives, or remind us of past times when we didn’t feel safe and the immediate future was uncertain.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention notes the importance of remembering we are not helpless during these times, that we can always choose our response, and outlines steps that can help you take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty: