Sturgeon Bay psychologist Dr. Dennis White says developing self-care skills can help you overcome the fear, anxiety, and anger associated with the ongoing pandemic. Coping mechanisms can help with the overwhelming feelings during a prolonged health crisis. Dr. White says when experiencing stress, a “fight or flight” risk response can be triggered. Anger or anxiety symptoms can cause people not to think clearly and act out more. Dr. White shares techniques to help alleviate stresses and prevent outbursts or irrational thinking.
Dr. White adds that fear and anger are sometimes understandable, but how we deal with them is the key. You can listen to the entire Mental Health Minute with Dr. Dennis White below.