Managing Mental Health During Quarantine

Mental health is so important, and it is a topic that never seems to be talked about enough these days. According to Mentalhealth.gov, mental health is out emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It controls how we  It think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health effects us all not matter gender, age, or ethnicity. During stressful times such as during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, it is extra important that we remember to take care of ourselves mentally, as well as physically.

If you need a reminder that life can still be pretty great, even in quarantine, check out this video series:

The past few weeks have been tough on all of us. People have been ill, lost their jobs, had school and other experiences cut short, and are missing out on some important milestones. To make things worse, we are all stuck inside. For me, and I’m sure for many others, it is difficult to be stuck in my house without being able to run errands, go out and socialize, and meet up with friends. In fact, I’ve started to go a bit stir crazy! However there are a few ways I have found to keep my spirits high when the quarantine scares hit. Here is a podcast that explains a little bit about how I’ve been keeping myself mentally healthy and some ways you can too!

Here are some resources for leaning more about mental health during COVID-19 and ways to contact a professional if you or a loved one needs help:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide

https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/covid-19-coronavirus

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