We have all been feeling the stress. I can see it on the unfriendly and unhelpful comments online and in the stress from volunteers that have been at this for 65 days without a break. So this post’s focus will be on sharing resources for self-care and mental health .
We all need to find some mental tools that will help us develop resilience if we’re going to get through this emerging national tragedy and help our children and ourselves overcome our loss and find ways to move forward and thrive.
A great resource for children and their parents/caregivers is from the Nat’l Child Traumatic Stress Network. Their 5page guide provides great tips.
A GUIDE TO HELPING FAMILIES COPE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
“That Discomfort You’re Feeling…. Is Grief” an excellent article from Harvard Business Review identifying the collective sentiment being felt by those forced to #StayAtHome in some form of self-isolation
Two weeks ago the World Health Org posted a 6 page guide on: “Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During the #Covid_19 Outbreak” with information focused on different segments of populations impacted: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
The National Alliance on Mental Health/Illness has a free helpline where you can get help, information and resources:
NAMI HelpLine Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST
They also have this downloadable guide as a starting point: #COVID19 #CORONAVIRUS INFO & RESOURCES: https://bit.ly/3auyio2
Our last resource is the person that inspired this entire post: Eileen M. Feliciano, Psy.D. She is a clinical psychologist from NY who is sharing mental health quarantine tips with her followers on facebook here: https://bit.ly/2vYiE5v
Above and below you will see 2 of our most recent favorite self-care tips she shared. Here’s hoping your week is a better one!