There are so many ideas floating around about the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Should I wear a mask? How long does it take to disinfect? How much alcohol needs to be in hand-sanitizer to be effective? It can cause anxiety when so the information is constantly being thrown at us.
This is why it is VITAL to us your DBT skill of Checking The FACTS! It sounds so simple and while it is, it is also impactful. Such as a client who was told that some “mask” were actually spreading the virus. Mask are not spreading the virus, improper usagage of mask (just like any tool) can potentially cause the spread to intensify.
Many “fear” associated and driven ideas are just that. So consider your sources and reduce your anxiety and depression.
Use your tools – Properly!