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How do you find the right coping skills?

As the U.S. focuses on “getting back to normal” experts say people need to acknowledge their anxieties openly and find the best coping skills to move forward. Riana Elyse Anderson, a psychologist at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, says even people who had reliable coping methods before the pandemic might find they aren’t working now. It’s important to assess if a coping skill is still working for you, and if not, explore others — on your own or with a mental health professional.

“Cooking for me used to be something that was such a great stress reliever. I’d come home, make a meal, and now if I have to look at another pot, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Anderson said.

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