Updated: Apr 4, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a society, and as individuals and families, have been facing escalating levels of stress and anxiety. Isolation from our physical communities, uncertainty about finances, and fears regarding the health and wellbeing of loved ones, all combine to create a 'perfect storm' of emotional distress.
Within the eye of this storm, it is essential for each of us to cultivate ways to take care of our mental health. This includes allowing space for the processing and expressing of feelings, establishing self-care routines, and maintaining consistent connections with others. Below are some links to help you cope during these challenging times.
From Psychology Today: 19 Ways to Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19
From CAMH: Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
From Good Therapy: Parenting in a Pandemic - What to do When COVID-19 Cancels School
From Psychology Today: 5 Steps to Living with Uncertainty During Coronavirus