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Good coping strategies can help manage stress caused by pandemic, notes educator

Series: Coronavirus | Story 90

Last updated 5/4/2020 at 2:17pm

The COVID-19 pandemic is drawing even more attention to the importance of mental health and well-being as people adapt to changing daily routines, worry about health and finances, and face an uncertain future.

“Even though it is temporary, the pandemic calls for us to think and behave differently, at least for now,” said Denise Continenza, an educator with Penn State Extension’s food, family and health program team.

“COVID-19 has added more weight to the emotional loads that we carry, and many of the positive ways we cope with the stresses of life, such as going to a gym or gettin...

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