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After COVID-19

Brain health and mental health: Depression, anxiety, stress

Having COVID-19 can be hard on your mental health. Feeling stress, anxiety (worry, fear), or depression (feeling very sad, hopeless) is common when you’re unwell and as you recover. Managing these feelings is an important part of your recovery.

If you already have a mental health care provider, it’s a good idea to talk to them as you recover. Many providers are offering phone or online support. If you don’t have mental health support and your symptoms are not getting better, contact your healthcare provider (such as your family doctor) or call the Alberta Health Services Mental Health Helpline for help.

Connecting with others is another way to improve your mental health. If you can’t connect in person, stay in contact with friends or family online or on the phone. And remember that it’s OK to ask for help. Let family and friends know that they can help by reaching out to you during your recovery, even if you don’t always respond right away.

For more information about stress, anxiety, and depression, and ways you can help yourself feel better, go to the links below. Also see the resources section for more places to get help.

Depression

Anxiety

Stress

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