Introducing our latest "How to" booklet... 

How to Manage Your Anxiety During COVID-19

This easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, 6" x 9" booklet is written at a 5th-grade reading level and is designed to provide credible, compelling, and understandable content to individuals and their families.

EducationCOVID-19 and signs of anxiety.
Engagement: Interactive Q&A sections to address anxiety.
Effective Solutions: 
Step-by-step calls to action.



Who should use "How to Manage Your Anxiety During COVID-19"?

  • Health Plans
    • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Community Health Centers
    • City, County, & State Agencies
    • Schools & Head Start Programs
    • Parents, Caregivers, & Seniors

This booklet addresses questions like the following:

  • What is COVID-19?
  • What is anxiety?
  • What can I do at home to relieve my anxiety?
    • When should I call a doctor or other therapist?
    • How can I structure my day for peace of mind?


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Average Share of Adults Reporting Symptoms on Anxiety Disorder and/or Depressive Disorder


Source: NHIS Early Release Program and U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey

The IHA Solution:

  • Best practice of health literacy
    • Written at 5th-grade reading level
    • Less than 40 pages in 6” x 9” booklet
    • Available in English & Spanish
    • Liberally illustrated
    • No medical jargon

About the Author

"The COVID-19 health emergency and resulting economic devastation have taken a huge toll on America’s mental health and created new barriers for those already suffering from mental illness. Using the highest health literacy standards, “How to Manage Your Anxiety During COVID-19” aims to cut through the panic and confusion, providing powerful solutions to manage stress, reduce anxiety and increase wellbeing during these uncertain times."

Michelle Roberts, PhD, LPC, NCC, is the founder and clinical director of the Relational Trauma Recovery Center, where she practices EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing), attachment-focused therapy, and other evidence-based trauma models. She is a nationally certified counselor licensed in Missouri and Oregon and a member of the EMDR Disaster Network, a group of experienced EMDR therapists offering acute trauma treatment for healthcare professionals, first-responders, hospital workers, and therapists who have been working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to her clinical work, Roberts was a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist covering mental health and, later, a founding director of Health Literacy Media. Her work has been recognized by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the National Mental Health Association, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Roberts also served as a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow at the Carter Center in Atlanta and has remained involved in the center’s mental health and social justice initiatives.

About IHA

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) healthcare public charity, with the mission of empowering people to better health. IHA accomplishes its mission by hosting an annual Health Literacy Conference for practitioners with an emphasis in health literacy; publishing the easy-to-read , easy-to-use What To Do For Health book series; publishing the peer-reviewed, open access health literacy journal “Health Literacy Research and Practice”; administering the La Habra Resource Center, a social services agency in southern California; and providing health literacy communication solutions consulting and training services.


"Empower People to Better Health Equity"