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 https://www.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/about-us/addiction
For additional family resources, please visit the ND Behavioral Health Parents Lead website
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