It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during these unprecedented times. However, it is important that we stay attuned to our own mental and emotional health. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family, how to become mentally prepared What is Mental Preparedness? In short, mental preparedness is a way of getting your mind ready to cope with stresses in a survival situation or situations. Mental preparedness allows individuals facing challenges to respond in healthy ways rather than maladaptively.