I posted this on the depression forum, and want to share here, hoping it will help calm members.
here is a copy of the post it did yesterday I hope it helps
These two links were helpful to me in understanding how people react, and not to get caught up in a reaction. I suggest reading them if you are able. https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-the-stoics-can-keep-us-calm-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/
This is a Podcast by a Psychiatristhttps://psychcentral.com/blog/podcast-managing-coronavirus-outbreak-anxiety/
The current news is anxiety producing, only because it has not happened before in our life time.
remember to do your breathing exercises. Having panic attacks are not going to you or anyone. This is something you can't control 100%, but there are things you can do to keep your self healthy as with any other flu.
The stopping of sports for the remainder of season, and closures of colleges and universities are preventive measures. The schools have put classes online and kept dorms
open for students who can not go home at this time.
Yes, an NBA player has tested positive for virus, and in a press conference acted immature to say the least. This is does not represent how 99% of people react, with no concern of others.
I strongly remind everyone, washing hands often, mindfully not touching your face, any symptoms of cold starting call your doc or go to ER or quick med.