POLK COUNTY, Fla. — As the social isolation orders continue, calls to Crisis Hotlines continue to rise.
The Peace River Center, which is headquartered in Polk County, has a 24-hour hotline for people in need.
The nonprofit reports receiving more calls related to anxiety right now.
"People who are not normally anxious calling with anxiety issues which is fine, a normal response to an abnormal situation we're in," explains Kirk Fasshauer with the Peace River Center.
The center says during these times, it is important to not focus on COVID-19. Trust reliable news sources and take a break from the news.
It is also a good time to pickup a new hobby, make sure to eat right and go for walks to reduce anxiety.
If you feel you are in a crisis or need someone to talk to, call them anytime day or night at (800) 627-5906 or visit their website by clicking here.