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Caring For Your Mind During COVID-19

October 13, 2020

Caring for your mental and emotional well-being is just as important as caring for your physical health. As you take care of your body during the pandemic, remember to take care of your mind. There are resources available that can help make a difference in how you manage your mental health and care for your overall well-being.
Monitor your mental health
It is important to check in with yourself and your loved ones regularly as the pandemic continues. Please seek help immediately if you notice any of the following in yourself or others in your life or feel that an issue is too much to manage on your own:*
  • Acting anxious, agitated, or reckless
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Talking about feeling hopeless
Mental health matters
Feeling nervous about reaching out for help with a mental health issue is natural. It is also one of the best and strongest decisions you can make for yourself or someone you love. Asking for help with your mental health should be as routine as seeing a doctor for a sore throat. If you or a loved one is struggling, take time to read these articles for advice on how to move forward:
You can also visit Psych Hub to access a full online library of mental health resources such as articles and videos. Telehealth visits are another safe way to receive mental and physical health care treatment during the pandemic, if needed.
If you are in crisis or having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or 911 for help.
Remember that no matter how you are feeling, support is available and you are worth asking for help.
* Suicide Awareness Voices of Education website: Warning Signs of Suicide (accessed September 2020):

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