Mental Health Support During COVID-19
- Spend quality time with your household. Get creative and find new ways to connect with your love ones in your household. Try out a family game night, movie viewing, or try out a new recipe together.
- Use technology to stay connected. We have access to a variety of ways of staying connected with our loved ones right now. Consider opportunities like video chatting, texting, phone calls, or snail mail to foster your relationships.
Focus on the Basics
- Ensure your basic needs are met. We need access to food, medication, and mask accessibility to stay healthy. Find food resources in Washington County.
- Establish schedules and routines. Many individuals’ lives look different right now, and those shifts can impact our mental health. Consider ways to build a flexible but supportive schedule for you and your family to help establish some consistency and structure in your day to day life.
- Maintain physical and mental activities. Exercise is known to support our physical and mental well-being. Find ways to incorporate regular physical activity into your routine. Also consider different well-being activities to support your mental health like mindfulness, journaling, or goal setting.
- Get outdoors while following social distancing guidelines. Outdoor activities and exposure to sunlight are great for your overall health. Take breaks throughout the day to get fresh air and see others in a socially distanced manner.
Pay Attention to Shifts in Behaviors and Emotions
- Take a free training on QPR. The QPR Gatekeeper online course teaches participants how to Question, Persuade, and Refer a person who may be considering suicide through a one hour session that can be accessed at any time. Learn more (see Trainings and Webinars tab.)
This resource will support you and your community in having important conversations about grief, loss, and mental health during difficult times. These conversations help build resilience and provide an opportunity for individuals or community groups to develop a plan to support their well-being.
Este recurso te ayudará a usted y a su comunidad a tener conversaciones importantes sobre el dolor, la pérdida y la salud mental durante tiempos difíciles. Estas conversaciones ayudan a desarrollar la resiliencia y brindan una oportunidad para que las personas o los grupos comunitarios desarrollen un plan para apoyar su bienestar.