COVID-19 and Mental Well-Being: Guidance on the Application of Behavioral and Positive Well-Being Strategies

Amar Kanekar, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Manoj Sharma, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


The raging COVID-19 pandemic has been a great source of anxiety, distress, and stress among the population. Along with mandates for social distancing and infection control measures, the growing importance of managing and cultivating good mental well-being practices cannot be disregarded. The purpose of this commentary is to outline and discuss some research-proven positive well-being and stress reduction strategies to instill healthy coping mechanisms among individuals and community members. The authors anticipate that usage of these strategies at the individual and the community level should greatly benefit the mental well-being not only in the current COVID-19 pandemic but also in any future epidemics at the national level.