Published by Metrocare – Behavioral Health for Children & Adults
An anxiety disorder, in contrast, is a mental health problem involving the brain and adrenal glands that can substantially impair our daily functioning. As much as 20% of the population suffers from these common conditions. In these cases, anxiety can appear for no apparent reason, be stronger than expected, or feel like it is impossible to manage. People may avoid everyday situations like going to the grocery store (during ordinary times, not during a pandemic) because the anxiety is so intense.
During high stress situations or in a crisis, when we are facing physical risks and uncertainty – like with the coronavirus pandemic – anxiety can increase for anyone and especially for those with an anxiety disorder. This becomes even more true when the crisis continues for days, weeks or months. Then, anxiety can be overwhelming.
Take these Top 10 steps that anyone can use for support and relief:
Metrocare is here for Dallas. If you need to reach out to a professional because of your personal anxieties, we are here for you with a special phone line for extra support.
Here’s the number for the Metrocare Coronavirus Support Line: It’s 214-743-1215.
It is open during our normal business hours. Metrocare’s professionals will assist individuals in accessing our mental health services and provide referrals for other services that may be needed.
Taking care of our physical health – especially in times like these – means supporting our mental well-being and each other.
Published by Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides general tips on managing anxiety and stress during COVID-19:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Outbreak:
Harvard Medical School advice on coping with coronavirus anxiety:
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus:
The Child Mind Institute has compiled resources on talking to children about COVID-19:
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource:
SAMHSA – Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks:
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Provider Information:
CDC – Information for Healthcare Professionals:
A search for public resources by Texas county can be performed here:
HHSC – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Provider Information for People Receiving Services: