The pandemic anniversary is coming. Here’s how to cope

Another potential trigger? Retrospective news coverage about the pandemic’s one-year anniversary in the United States might also draw your focus to the stressful circumstances people in this country have faced, Dana Rose Garfin, Ph.D., health psychologist and faculty at the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, University of California, Irvine, tells SELF. … If you know you tense up reading about daily COVID-19 cases or hearing friends vent about non-maskers, Dr. Garfin suggests you limit time spent on social media platforms and news sites.