In this challenging time, we need to take care of each other and especially ourselves. Self-care is important to our physical and mental health. We all deserve self-care, especially now. Please consider these resources.
The first is a video on managing stress during a pandemic. It was worth the 17 minutes to hear tips on how to care for ourselves and our children. Maybe you are guiding co-workers or elderly parents. We hope this helps:
Related Reading Resources:
How to Cope with Stress https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4894.pdf
Talking to Your Children https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/pep20-01-01-006_508_0.pdf
Cómo lidiar con el estrés https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4885spanish.pdf
Cómo hablar con los niños https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4886spanish.pdf
Other Mental Health Resources:
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has a list of five things you should know about stress and you can find that valuable information here:https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml.
Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line have trained counselors who are ready to listen. If you would like to talk to someone related to COVID-19, call the National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255, or text the word SHARE to 741741. Website links can be found here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org | https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Please take care of yourselves and remember that we are here to help.
The Connecticut Sea Grant staff