Five Things About Staying Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

In the midst of the battle against the novel #coronavirus (#COVID19), it’s understandable that many Americans may experience heightened distress or anxiety, affecting our thoughts and emotions. Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, offers five steps you can follow to maintain your mental health and well-being during the novel coronavirus outbreak. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the confidential, toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Lifeline Chat service is also available at Find more mental health information at, and find the latest on COVID-19 at

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