Coping with Covid-19 when not everyone will “do the right thing”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, in addition to hearing updates on
the number of people impacted by the virus, the media also focusses on stories about those people who are not following the strategies recommended by our health experts.

It is common to react to these stories of people not following the rules with emotions such as frustration, anger, indignation, fear, or sadness. As these can be distressing, this information sheet from the Australian Psychological Society highlights some suggestions and strategies to help you manage your negative reactions and emotions to these stories.

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