As the media is being taken over by news about the COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") outbreak. It has become a difficult time for those who struggle with anxiety.
There is a lot of information on preventing further spread of the outbreak (such as washing your hands to the tune of 'Happy Birthday') but far less on protecting your mind from the outbreak of fear that has come with this virus.
In this blog, we have compiled a list of useful articles and advice from trusted sources on how to take care of your mental health during the outbreak.
BBC NEWS: Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
By Kirstie Brewer
The Guardian: If coronavirus scares you, read this to take control over your health anxiety
By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: Mental Health Considerations (pdf)
*We will update as more useful links and literature are written during the pandemic.
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