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Sarah Michelle Gellar Shares Her Mental Health Methods During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sarah Michelle Gellar is sharing the ways she's handling anxiety and uncertainty during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

By Samantha Schnurr 29 May, 2020 1:00 PMTags

While she famously played a vampire slayer on TV, in real life, Sarah Michelle Gellar is feeling the anxiety of this uncertain time just like the rest of us. 

As the coronavirus pandemic wages, there's a lot of fear, worry, unpredictability and isolation to face in our new socially distant lives. Given the toll it can take on mental health, Gellar has partnered with the Child Mind Institute to share the steps she's been personally taking to cope. 

"This is definitely the most anxiety and uncertainty that I've ever experienced," she said in a video shared exclusively with E! News. "While I don't have all the answers, I'm going to share with you some of the things that have been working for me."

Those methods include getting moving. "I've been exercising every day which is really important to both my physical, but also my mental health," she noted. 

For Gellar, it's also about doing an activity she can enjoy.  "I've been reading a lot. I love books and it takes my mind off what's happening and it takes me somewhere else," she explained. 

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And, much like many of us, maintaining relationships during this distance is important. "I'm staying in the best contact that I can with my friends and my family because I know I need that human interaction," she said. 

Of course, there is one very special benefit of being home for this famous mom of two. 

"I'm taking full advantage of being home with my kids and getting extra hugs and snuggles and love and appreciating this time," she said. 

Last, but not least, "I'm reminding myself every day why we're doing this and who we're doing it for."

As she concluded, "Stay safe." And, if you're in need of a laugh, check out one of Gellar's "quarantips" on social media. 

For more resources for children and family during the coronavirus pandemic, you can visit www.childmind.org/wethriveinside