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Anxiety & Stress Due to COVID-19: How To Cope During These Uncertain Times


This is the second segment of a special two-hour show, airing from 3-4 p.m. (due to a 2 pm live broadcast of a briefing with Maine CDC and Gov. Mills). For the first segment, click here.

With so many unanswerable questions about COVID-19, we are all living in a time of uncertainty, combined with worry over the disease itself, drastic changes in our lifestyles and livelihoods, and a worldwide economic downturn. How do we cope with the anxiety and stress during these difficult times?

  This segment has been edited for rebroadcast.


Rebecca Hoffman, LMFT, senior director of clinical innovation and training, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Hannah Longley, director of community programs, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Bear Shea (call-in), LCSW, school counseling specialist, Maine Department of Education

Amy Wood (call-in), psychologist, executive coach


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.