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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.

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