Many patients have come to our office in recent days looking for help with managing their anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Here, we have compiled a list of resources for you and your families to help ease worries during this time. In this current state of 24/7 information overload and the uncertainty of the days ahead, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to suffer alone and there are many resources available to help.
NAMI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a wonderful downloadable resource to help with everything from information for anxiety-sufferers to tips for managing the distress that comes from isolation/quarantined-induced loneliness. Click to download their packet: HelpLine-Coronavirus-Planning
The Child Mind Institute – This website offers videos and articles on how to talk to children about the coronavirus outbreak. Find it here.
The HelpGuide guide for mental health and wellness website reminds us that even 10-15 minutes of light physical activity each day can help with curbing anxiety and depression. While most of the world is practicing “social-distancing,” even a solo walk around the block or a short bike ride can do wonders for reducing the worry in one’s mind. Read this article to learn more and perhaps get motivated to take a short stroll to improve your mental well-being.
Oasis: The Center for Mental Health is here when you need us the most. Contact our office Monday-Friday 8am-9pm to set up an appointment or visit us Saturday between 9-12pm for a walk-in therapy session with a board-certified specialist.