Help manage your mental health during COVID-19
It is important to stay informed, but it is also important to be mindful of exposure to news and media because it can be distressing to your mental health. Constantly watching the same news can increase negative feelings, and reading may be an easier method to select and control what kind of information you are receiving.
It can be helpful to limit the amount of time spent consuming news, such as 15 minutes a day, or only in the evenings. Considering the source of the news is also important because there can be false information, such as on social media, that can actually have serious and dangerous consequences for public health! Reliable news and updates can come from sources like the CDC or your state’s department of health.