One of the biggest adjustments we have all made during the COVID-19 pandemic is the incorporation of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) into our daily lives.
Hospitals, businesses, and several entire cities require people to wear masks, and those that don’t strongly encourage it. No matter where you are, if you leave your home you will likely need a mask.
These new safety procedures, along with fears of contracting the virus and the overall uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, can trigger anxiety. Some have noted their faces feeling hot and feelings of claustrophobia as their mouths are closed off.
Some things you can do to ease your anxiety about wearing masks include:
To hear Dr. Jodie Robison, Executive Director of Centerstone’s Military Services, talk about mask anxiety watch her interview with WSIL.
Through this crisis, Centerstone remains fully operational and continuing to serve our clients and communities. As always, the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community stakeholders is our main priority. We have implemented system-wide strategies that reduce the risk of exposure while preparing us to respond effectively in the event the current threat level escalates. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure at this time, almost all appointments are being conducted via telephone or telehealth (video). For more information, please click here.
If you are in crisis, please call our crisis line, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
If you're still having trouble and would like to reach out to someone about counseling or other Centerstone services, contact us.