Coping Strategies

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after an unexpected event. Taking care of your emotional health will help you think clearly and respond appropriately to protect yourself and your family.


The American Psychiatric Association suggests the following activities to alleviate stress.

  • connecting with friends and family through technology
  • creating a routine that includes a mix of physical activity, time outside your house (understanding that individuals shall maintain a minimum distance of six feet from persons outside your household), and relaxation
  • maintaining healthy eating and sleeping habits

Paying attention to credible sources of news on the virus is also important, but you should take occasional breaks to avoid being overwhelmed. Click here to learn more about things you can do to bolster yourself and your loved ones. For Maine-specific resources and information call 211, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit

If you need help, connect with a counselor.

Click here to use the Health Options’ provider lookup tool to find a behavioral health provider near you.

Some providers offer telehealth services. Ask the provider if this option is available.



  • call the Maine Crisis Line at 888-568-1112 if you are in crisis and need emotional support.
  • call 911 for psychiatric or medical emergency or immediate danger from physical or sexual violence. 


Please also continue to check for ongoing updates about COVID-19 and your insurance coverage.


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