UW Health psychologist provides insight into how to cope with COVID-19 | Coronavirus

MADISON (WKOW) – COVID-19 is often contracted after being exposed to people we know, such as co-workers, friends and family.

It can complicate relationships with these people because we can get really sick or miss something we were really looking forward to.

To overcome this anger, Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, health psychologist at UW Health, recommends three things.

First, she says you should calm down so you don’t pick on the person.

Next, she says you should channel that anger into an activity like artwork, exercise, or productive conversation.

Finally, she says you should focus your attention on the things you can control.

“Think about how you stay safe or maybe encourage your loved ones to stay safe. Maybe in a large crowd of people you choose to wear masks or leave it on or maybe you encourage your loved ones to get vaccinated against COVID-19. And finally, just practice gratitude, focusing on what’s still good in this relationship and the situation,” Mirgain said.

Currently, Public Health Madison & Dane County reports that COVID-19 cases are on the rise. To help track cases, health officials are asking people to continue to report home test results on their public health website and conduct contact tracing, even though it may be difficult to tell someone. one that you made him sick.