Recovering from COVID-19 or ending home isolation (CDC)
It can be stressful to be separated from others if you have or were exposed to COVID-19. Each person ending a period of home isolation may feel differently about it.
Emotional reactions may include:
- Mixed emotions, including relief.
- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones.
- Stress from the experience of having COVID-19 and monitoring yourself, or being monitored by others.
- Sadness, anger, or frustration because friends or loved ones have fears of getting the disease from you, even though you are cleared to be around others.
- Guilt about not being able to perform normal work or parenting duties while you had COVID-19.
- Worry about getting re-infected or sick again even though you’ve already had COVID-19.
- Other emotional or mental health changes.
Children may also feel upset or have other strong emotions if they, or someone they know, has COVID-19, even if they are now better and able to be around others again.
Talk to a professional
The North Dakota Department of Behavioral Health has partnered with Lutheran Social Services to provide crisis counseling during this time. Call 701-223-1510 to speak with a trained counselor who will be there to listen, support, and offer referrals Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm or fill out our contact us form.
For additional community resources on Substance Use Disorders, please visit “Know Who to Call”
For additional family resources, please visit the ND Behavioral Health Parents Lead website
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- Helping children cope
- Talk to your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak
- Advice for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in the Era of COVID-19
- Child Care Precautions
For additional resources for healthcare workers, please visit reach4resiliencend.com.