We are doctors who study trauma. here’s how to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

UCI Professor Roxane Cohen Silver, Ph.D and Lucy McBride, M.D. write, “We are experiencing collective trauma unlike anything previously experienced in America in our lifetimes. … And just when we most need our normal coping strategies like exercise, sports and congregating with friends to manage stress and loss, they are severely constrained for our own — and others’ ― good. But naming this disaster as a collective trauma helps introduce a set of specific recommendations for coping — now, and for the long haul.”