This is mostly directed to the autistic community.
To help your mental wellness be aware of monotropism! This may sound like a scary word if you haven't heard it before...but it is all about those 'special interests', those things that your brain grabs onto and won't let go of, that amazing ability you may have to focus intensely on just one subject....
In situations like this, where there is so much conflicting information, very little guidance and so many opinions it would be easy for the brain to zoom in a and focus soley on the subject of the virus. Collecting the facts, the numbers, following the situation in different countries....
Now, some people may find that helps them, to know all the information.
Others will find it increases the anxiety and fear.
Be aware of which it is for you to ensure your mental wellness stays a float.
If you find your regular focusses help calm, which they often can do, maybe focus upon them before you focus on the virus.
If you are struggling, there are therapists who are able to work professionally online via video link or telephone so you can access emotional, theraputic support during this difficult time. If you think you might want to access support via Towards Change ltd then please feel free to call or message.