Essential workers interact with the public every day, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, that often means putting their health and well-being on the line. Amber says she’s a grocery store worker in Ventura, California, who is “constantly touching stuff on the shelves” and doesn’t know what she’s exposing herself to.  

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“I have a history of anxiety, and since the pandemic has hit our country, my anxiety is through the roof!” she says. “When does my well-being take priority over being a good coworker?” 

Life Coach and CEO of CAST Centers Mike Bayer offers Amber advice. “If you’re going to stay in this job, it’s really important that you figure out what you need to do for your own anxiety, so that you’re not bringing it back home afterward,” he says on Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil.

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In the video above, Dr. Phil offers Amber suggestions for how she can protect herself and her family.
On Friday, Dr. Phil, along with Dr. Charles Sophy and Coach Mike, answers viewers’ questions, including how to handle the coronavirus quarantine while managing anxiety and children, marriage, sobriety and more. Check here to see where you can watch.