Outbreaks can be Stressful

Updated: May 6, 2020


According to the Center of Disease Control, stress during an infectious disease outbreak can contribute to:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones

  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

  • Worsening of chronic health problems

  • Worsening of mental health conditions

  • Increased use of alcoholtobacco, or other drugs

Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.


Ways to cope with stress