Coping with distress from current events

Coping with distress from current events

Distressing events can affect everyone who lives through them. Even people who experience these events only through the media can have emotional and stress reactions. These tips can help: 

  • Remember you can only control some things. Lots of what’s happening isn’t within anyone’s control. But you can control your own actions and thoughts. Focus on what you can influence or manage – and not on things that are beyond your control. 
  • Lean on your resilience. Think about other difficult times you lived through and other challenges you’ve met head-on. 

We've put together these resources in light of recent events in Ukraine: