It’s not forever,
it’s for each other.
We see you. We hear you. We know it’s not been the easiest of times.
The citizens of Cabell County know that tough times do not last, but tough people do. We may be apart, but we are in this together.
Every choice we make affects you, your family, businesses, and our community. We are almost there. Stay strong, Cabell County.
Thomas Bowen Interview
Thomas Bowen’s family has underlying health conditions that make him particularly susceptible to COVID-19. He and his family have been intentional about making the most of their situation. Watch his interview as he shares how his family has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coping with COVID-19
Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Responding to Loss
Many people are experiencing grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grief is a normal response to loss during or after a disaster or other traumatic event. Grief can happen in response to loss of life, as well as to drastic changes to daily routines and ways of life that usually bring us comfort and a feeling of stability. Common grief reactions include:
- Shock, disbelief, or denial
- Periods of sadness
- Loss of sleep and loss of appetite
Some people may experience multiple losses during a disaster or large-scale emergency event. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be unable to be with a loved one when they die, or unable to mourn someone’s death in-person with friends and family. Other types of loss include unemployment, or not making enough money, loss or reduction in support services, and other changes in your lifestyle. These losses can happen at the same time, which can complicate or prolong grief and delay a person’s ability to adapt, heal, and recover.