The COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful situation for many people in our community. Stress can present itself in many different ways, including but not limited to, anxiety, fear, grief, and anger. Additionally, the physical distance and isolation from our loved ones can cause feelings of loneliness and exacerbate feelings of stress and depression. As we all do our part to slow the spread of the virus, I encourage you to take care of your emotional and mental well-being during this unprecedented global crisis. This edition of my weekly bulletin provides a number of resources to help people cope with the stress, anxiety, and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to mental health resources, this edition of my Weekly COVID-19 Updates provides information on how to create a safety plan, support a friend experiencing abuse in their home, and report domestic abuse during the Shelter in Place order.

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