The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has proven to be especially stressful for some people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
If you or a loved one is experiencing an unusual amount of pandemic-related stress and you need to speak with someone, please take advantage of one of our school counselors and/or the resources listed below. Also, please remember that Bethel Park remains a proud member of the state's Safe2Say Something campaign, a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.