Need an expert? COVID-19 and mental health: stress management

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The word ''stress'' written in red on a paper sheet

During Mental Health Week, May 4-10, 2020, the University of Ottawa media relations team is highlighting experts whose research focuses on various aspects of mental health.

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert: 

Nafissa Ismail (English and French)
Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences. Holder of the University Research Chair in Stress and Mental Health

“It's very normal to feel stressed, anxious, afraid, and worried during the pandemic. But it's important to try to manage our stress as much as possible and try to lower the cortisol level in our bodies if we don't want to have physical and mental health problems.”

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