August 13, 2020

THE LINCOLN STAR

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“ How do you fight worries and anxiety about COVID-19 ? “

Assignment Editor Jose Cuevas, Ian GoodAssociate EditorMark HundlemanColumnistStephen Glazer, Anthony Monzano, Vera PadillaConsultantsSteve Kaston, Vera Padilla, Letty Lopez,Anthony Monzano, Joni Parker-BoykinsContributing EditorMarsha ArciaContributing WritersEddie Gonzalez, Peter Cabrera, Henry DeGuevara, Tony Gerren,Copy EditorStephen GlazerCopywriterTony EchevariaEditor-in-ChiefMichel GerrenEditorial AssistantMelanie FrancoFact CheckerCesar BocachicaGraphic ArtistMark A. Garcia, Aaron Bautista, Bayu Tri RatmanManaging EditorIris RosarioPublisherYouth Film Productions 501(c)(3)LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL MANAGING EDITORSJoni Parker-Boykins AP, SCSGomez, MarthaDan Brewer is a published author and world renowned pasta that is the quesion!!” All kidding aside he teachers AP English and American Lit, he is also the SGHS lead teacher.Mr. Licon is the foreign language department lead and Spanish teacher for the VOICE SLC. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, following politics, playing video games, photography, and video editing

QUESTION

“How do you fight worries and anxiety about COVID-19 ? “ Ramona from El Sereno

ANSWER

Melissa:Pandemics Can be Stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can sometimes cause the following:• Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on.

•Changes in sleep or eating patterns.

•Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.

•Worsening of chronic healthproblems.

•Worsening of mental health conditions.

•Increase duse of tobacco,and/or alcohol and other substances.

Take care of your mental health

You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions.

Get immediate help in a crisis

• Call911

•Disaster Distress Helpline external icon:1-800-985-5990(press 2 for Spanish), or text Talk With Us for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.

•National Suicide Prevention Life line external icon:1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat external icon.

•National Domestic Violence Hotline external icon:1-800-799-7233 or text LOVE IS to 22522

•National Child Abuse Hotline external icon:1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453

•National Sexual Assault Hotline external icon:1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chat external icon

•The Elder care Locator external icon:1-800-677-1116TTY Instructions external icon

•Veteran’s Crisis Line external icon:1-800-273-TALK(8255) or Crisis Chat external icon or text: 8388255

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