Are feeling the stress of this pandemic.
And as we adjust to this "new normal" a new study is showing both minnesota and iowa rank in the top ten for "most stressed out states".
Kimt news 3's annalise johnson is learning ways you can manage that stress.
She joins us live.
Annalise there are ways to cope, right?xx live stressed states-live vo-2 yes, amy!
There are ways to deal with all of this.
You may scared of getting sick.
You may be upset you can't see your friends and family.
While we practice social distancing at our homes - like i am now - that doesn't mean we can't still be social.
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Rochester, mn i spoke to the director of clinical services at family service rochester who tells me she likes to think of social distancing as physical distancing.
We can still find creative ways to stay connected to loved ones - like through video chatting.
She also recommends taking care of our physical health to combat stress - by eating well - getting enough sleep - and setting aside time to wind down.
Stressed states-sot-1 we have a lot of what ifs about how long this is going to last, what schools going to look like for kids, how this may change our lives altogether, so that uncertainty in an uncertain time and having a reaction to that is typical stressed states-live sot-3 she tells me financial concerns - food stress - and adolescents grieving missing out on major moments like prom are among her clients biggest stressers.
Family service rochester is one of many mental health resources offering telehealth services - and it recommends not waiting until the pandemic is over if your stress is severely impacting you.
Live in rochester- annalise johnson-kimt news 3.
/ / thank you annalise.
If you're curious- minnesota ranks seven and iowa sits at fifth most stressed out.
Montana - georgia - and mississippi are the top 3 most stressed states according to this data.