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Everything's Canceled: Coping Tips Straight from a Psychologist



This whole coronavirus thing is messing up every aspect of society. School is no exception, with millions of students now stuck at home dealing with a bunch of new stress. How do you deal with so much uncertainty in the time of coronavirus?

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**What are some general tips to deal with uncertainty and the anxiety it can cause?**
Here are some tips, straight from psychologist Natalie Todd, Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco.

Tip 1 – establish a routine. It doesn’t have to be the same routine you had when you were working or when school was still in session. Keep a schedule of basic stuff you need do, like when you’re going to go to sleep, when you’re going to eat, and when you’re going to get your work done. But don’t forget to schedule time to just relax or talk to your friends. That’s JUST as important.

Tip 2 — reach out to people. It sucks to not be able to hang out in person with your friends. But with technology, you can try to recreate those moments.

Tip 3 — limit how much time you spend reading about coronavirus. It’s fine to keep up-to-date with the latest coronavirus news, but don’t just keep sitting there, constantly refreshing your browser.

Tip 4 — use the time you have to stretch yourself a bit. Challenge yourself with a new activity or learn a new skill that you didn’t have time for before the coronavirus trapped you at home.

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Coping with stress due to the coronavirus via the CDC

Mental health coping strategies via the National Alliance on Mental Illness

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    added on 1 Apr, 2020
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    Let us know your coping mechanisms for dealing with the stress and anxiety of not knowing what's going to happen with the coronavirus!

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    added on 2 Apr, 2020
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    I am doing OK. I have been keeping in contact with family a little and entertaining myself. Today, I went outside because it was really nice weather. I raked my yard because it had lots of acorns, sticks, and leaves in it. Plus, I need some exercise since I haven't been going to the gym or working. However, I had a scare the other day. My grandma, who I live with, started breathing heavy and her throat was closing up. I called 911 and she got taken to the hospital. She didn't have coronavirus, but she has strep throat. She's doing better today, but it was scary because I didn't know what was wrong. Other than that, things are good here. I am kind of feeling down sometimes because I don't know when this will end. When it does though, I am going out for sushi and to other restaurants with my brother and grandma.

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    added on 2 Apr, 2020
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    I go to work still as captioning assistant for the caption phone. While I am glad to still have a job, be important and not be in the public. I don't have a lot of time for myself to do hobbies now everyone is using their phones to make sure loved ones are okay.

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    added on 2 Apr, 2020
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    Hey – I didn’t get the lemonade recipe!

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    added on 6 Apr, 2020
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    I'm a college senior and this actually helped a lot. Thank you.

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    added on 6 Apr, 2020
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    I've been working in home office for years now and due to time zone differences I usually work late hours. This means, that week days haven't actually changed for me due to Covid-19. Only the weekends have changed, as I used to be out pretty much the entire time every weekend – either with friends or family or on my own.
    The most important part during weekdays for me is contact – have as much social interaction with coworkers, friends and/or family. Even if it is just say "Hi". If you talk with coworkers, don't just talk about work, talk about anything, even if it at first feels silly to mention small details – it creates bonds and that is what you need in these times.

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    added on 6 Apr, 2020
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    i have been learning french

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    added on 7 Apr, 2020
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    I have severe clinical depression and a panic disorder. I cant stop crying and hyperventilating. I feel like we are all going to die. Anyone that is panicking over this… that is how normal day is for me. now times it by 100. Impending doom. we are all going to die.

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    added on 8 Apr, 2020
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    "I will allow uncertainty to exist today." Uncertainty helps us learn tolerance, patience, and self-honesty. We have the opportunity to become witnesses to life within and around us. (Steps to Knowledge by Marshall Vian Summers) We are in a time of great uncertainty. Embrace it, knowing it's ok to "not know."

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    added on 10 Apr, 2020
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    I’m being told by someone that says that the only way someone can get the virus is by injection lol what do you say to someone like that?

    Btw this person also believes the earth is flat.

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    added on 14 Apr, 2020
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    I'm a Freshman, but my graduation is hanging on summer school, but that is most likely not going to happen, so fun.

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    added on 17 Apr, 2020
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    I've been struggling with all this worry and uncertainty. I'm scared for my family. This video really helped. I can't thank you enough.

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    added on 29 Apr, 2020
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    Let us know your coping

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    added on 30 Apr, 2020
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    You hgjrlN

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    added on 1 May, 2020
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    added on 4 May, 2020
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    im fine just that my computer broke but i'm a weeb so i have a few things to watch

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    added on 22 May, 2020
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    anybody else got this from there school?

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    added on 12 Jul, 2020
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    Music. Just music and singing. It is the only thing that helps me manage my anxiety and stress.

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    added on 26 Aug, 2020
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    ye boi got the durag you already know he drownin in his waves XD

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    added on 27 Aug, 2020
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    This whole thing is just another virus like SARS to depopulate the minorities.
    Have you guys forgotten who made the virus?!?!?! Lemme give you 1 hint, its not the Chinese
    The USA directly funds the Wuhan Institute of Virology and guess who saved it when it started to tank?
    Dr. Anthony Fauci
    Its okay if you guys don't believe me. Ill just be sitting back laughing while yall take your shots and the minorities end up like what happened in Africa due to the Bill Gates foundation, making a lot of the population's women unfertilized using vaccination, and watch Bill gates and Dr. Fauci become richer than 70% of the country combined.

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