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Livestream Event: Managing Stress and Anxiety


January 14, 2021




Everyone experiences stress from time to time, and it is normal to experience a range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, and grief. However, long-term stress can impact your health. The added uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) is also stressful for many people.

People who suffer from anxiety disorders may also be experiencing a heightened level of anxiety. For those who suffer from an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time if not treated.

To kick-off the new year, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET. During this event, Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, discussed coping techniques on how to maintain your mental health during the pandemic and when to get professional help.

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook  or Twitter  feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 1 p.m. ET on January 14 to watch the livestream discussion.


Read transcript.

Note: The experts cannot provide specific medical advice or referrals. Please consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions. If you need help finding a provider, visit If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  at 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454.