Healthy Tip of the Week – COVID-19


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people.

Things You Can Do To Support Yourself

*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.

For more information on COVID-19 see, Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call 911, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

If this document didn’t answer your questions, please contact HGIC at or 1-888-656-9988.

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