The COVID-19 outbreak has left many people wondering what happens next. Worries over loved ones and uncertainty about the future is causing anxiety in many households.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz is the chair of the Family Medicine Department and GBMC and understands the anxiety many people are feeling, especially those with children. It's important to model calm and peacefulness for children, and to teach them how to deal with tough situations. Practicing mindfulness is an effective strategy.
Another way to combat anxiety is to reframe the situation. Instead of focusing on the bad things, think of this time as a gift. Bring your family together for meals and games, read and relax, and tackle all those household projects you've been wanting to do.
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