What you may be experiencing
Fear is a strong emotion that many people are experiencing right now. It may be caused by events, people, circumstances, or memories. Fear may lead to distress and physical side effects.
You may feel afraid about your health or the wellbeing of a loved one. Financial stress, difficulty meeting household needs and caregiving responsibilities may also lead to feelings of fear.
You may be afraid for your safety. Because you are spending more time at home, you may be experiencing increased risk of harm.
What you can do
Maintain social connections.
Keep social connections through phone calls, texts, emails and social media. Talk to family and friends about your concerns and feelings.
Create a personal health or safety plan. Learn how here.
Reach out for support.
It is important for you to know that you are not alone. Help is available from:
- YWCA or Futures Without Violence
- Food banks
- Housing support
- Community organizations
- Faith groups
Seek help from a professional.
- Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling.
- Find mental health services: Mental Health America
Page Last Reviewed: April 16, 2021