Taking Care of Your Emotional Well-Being: How Right Now

Many people are having a hard time coping during or after adverse events, like the COVID-19 pandemic. They may be grieving the loss of a loved one or dealing with stress from social isolation, financial problems, and upsetting news about the pandemic.

Rates of emotional and behavioral health issues, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, domestic violence, and suicidal thoughts, have increased since early 2020. About 4 in 10 US adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in January 2021.

How Right Now, a communications campaign from the CDC, offers resources and support for people coping with a range of emotions, including, anger, fear, grief, loneliness, sadness, stress, and worry.

Many people have been feeling sad or lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you feel stress, grief, or anxiety during this time, you
are not alone. If you are feeling any of the emotions above, talking with friends, neighbors, and loved ones can relieve stress and promote resilience.

Find ideas for what could help at by visiting the Home Right Now website: cdc.gov/howrightnow