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April 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us worried—all the time. Many are feeling anxious, even if they rarely experience anxiety.
It can be hard to stay calm when there is fear and unease in the media, frightening statistics available at our fingertips, and breaking news accessible to us at any time. How can we stay calm while keeping our loved ones feeling supported and reassured?
Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, offers strategies for families to help them cope with anxiety and worry during the coronavirus pandemic.
This content is also available in Spanish.
In a presentation on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Coyne discussed ways to validate fearful emotions in adults and children and how to reframe anxiety with kids to make the ups and downs of the pandemic a challenge that’s easier for them to overcome.
Watch on demand. The webinar is available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish and Hindi.
Families may also find these resources useful:
Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital.
Dr. Coyne has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and parenting. She is the author of “The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years,” a book for parents of young children.
Recent books by Dr. Coyne:
Learn more about Dr. Coyne.
It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.