WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE FEEL­ING ANX­IOUS

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

Take care of your­self. Eat well, get enough sleep, main­tain your usual ex­er­cise and self-care rou­tines. “It is not the time to aban­don your ex­er­cise pro­gram. If you med­i­tate, it’s not the time to stop do­ing that,” said Rowa.

Limit your time on so­cial me­dia. Af­ter 9/11, a study found that peo­ple who watched more footage had more se­vere post-trau­matic stress-type symp­toms, said Rowa. Set aside a half-hour to check Face­book or Twit­ter — then walk away.

Seek help if you need it. If your anx­i­ety is over­whelm­ing, con­tact the Cri­sis Out­reach and Sup­port Team (COAST) at 905-972-8338.

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