If you’re experiencing stress or anxiety as a result of the pandemic, you’re not alone.
On this page you will find:
Help for managing your stress
COVID-19 can impact your mental health as well as your physical health. Many Californians are coping with stress related to:
- Economic distress due to lost wages
- School closures
- Social isolation due to physical distancing
These resources can help you:
- California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19 (PDF)
This guide provides actions you can take every day to support your mental and physical health.
- UCLA Mindful (app)
Practice mindfulness with this free app. This can lessen feelings of stress, and support your mental and physical health.
- Mindshift (app)
Take charge of anxiety with resources on this free app.
Help for parents and kids
Parents and families are facing a lot during this pandemic. Working moms and dads must now be workers, parents, child counselors, and teachers all at once. Some parents also face new work environments, job loss, and interpersonal violence.
There are tools that can help parents and kids. Mental health professionals, researchers, and the California Surgeon General recommend these resources.