Anxiety is a common reaction to increased stress. It is important to take steps to manage your concerns and not panic. There are many things that you can do to cope:

  • Keep yourself informed with accurate information but do not flood yourself with constant TV or news watching.
  • Turn to family, friends, and loved ones for support. Talk to them about your experiences and feelings.
  • Keep to your usual routine and find ways to relax and be kind to yourself.
  • Avoid alcohol and drug use.

You should get immediate help from a licensed mental health practitioner if you or a loved one is experiencing any one or more of the following problems::

  • Feeling extremely helpless
  • Having thoughts of hurting one’s self or others
  • Using alcohol or drugs excessively
  • Inability to return to normal routine

Contact your Campus Counseling Center if you have further questions or require additional assistance.