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Guidelines to reducing fear and anxiety and get accurate information during a health crisis

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 13:59:32-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The World Health Organization posted new guidelines over the weekend to help protect people’s mental health during this health crisis.

“WHO and public health authorities around the world are acting to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population.”

The document stressed the importance of the severity of the pandemic, but also provided tips for how to get accurate information that is aimed at protecting your health and not adding to any anxiety or stress you might have over COVID-19.

7 Eyewitness News is committed to getting you the information you need to protect your family but there are many organizations you can source directly for facts and figures.

Suggested websites to bookmark are:

paho.org - Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization for the Americas

cdc.gov - Centers for Disease Control

health.ny.gov - NY State Health Department

Erie.gov/health - Erie County Health Department

Niagaracounty.com/health - Niagara County Health Department

On Twitter some suggested handles to follow are:

@ECDOH

@WHO

@MarkPoloncarz

@HealthNYGOV

@CDCgov