April 27, 2020 – by Cherise Leclerc
WMUR Channel 9
Stress, anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Rick Cornell of the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester urged people to talk about stress with others amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cornell said they have been familiar with telehealth for some time, but they are adjusting with the current reality to be there for the 11,000 patients they serve.
Some people may not be familiar with the center, but you do not need to be a current patient to reach out. Cornell said anyone can call the mobile crisis response team at 800-688-3544 anytime.
Keeping an eye out for certain behaviors such as feeling depressed, anxious, eating and sleeping too much is important according to Cornell.
“If those things are happening on a regular basis and they’re getting more and more involved in your life to the point where you’re not communicating with your family, you’re not doing your daily tasks, you’re not doing the things you need to do to take care of yourself then we’re starting to look at something that is a little more progressed than what’s a normal reaction to the situation,” Cornell said.
Cornell urged people to reach out before their situation becomes a crisis.