I know it is a challenging and stressful situation for everyone right now. As we continue to learn, understand and develop strategies to ensure optimal health and well-being for our community, you may be feeling anxious and stressed about the COVID-19 outbreak. Please know that you are not alone – members of the community, parents and students are experiencing higher than normal stress and anxiety levels right now. I have developed several anxiety-reducing strategies to use when talking to your children about COVID-19 and evidence-based strategies to help manage and prevent the spread of this infectious disease. Use the links below to read more about these strategies.
Best wishes and stay well!
Warm and well regards,
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Executive Director, Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
The Ohio State University
See COVID-19 Resource Repository