Mental health care matters. It is important to invest in our mental wellness as we would in our physical wellness. Having resources and tools to support your mental health can help you maintain your overall health.
If you are currently in crisis:
1 in 5 Americans
are affected by a mental health condition and 1/3 people with chronic disorders experience symptoms of depression. If you are impacted by daily or long-term stressors of living with a bleeding disorder, talk to your health care provider about developing a support plan.
Stress is a normal part of life.
However, during the COVID pandemic, stress may become more difficult for many of us to manage. COVID-19 has been devastating in ways that we never imagined. The losses we may have experienced can lead to grief. Often, this grief can affect how we react to a situation or the choices we make. Click here to read more about the types of grief you may be experiencing and strategies for coping with it:
Harvard Business Review
That Discomfort You Are Feeling Is Grief:
Understanding Grief in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic:
COVID-19 Coping Strategies
As we make our way together through this challenging time we encourage you to explore additional coping strategies. (As always, consult with your health care provider before engaging in any new physical activity to ensure that it is safe for you.)
Tips from the World Health Organization
Tips from the World Health Organization (WHO) for people in isolation, health care workers, caretakers of older adults, and caretakers of children.
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Download the report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Download the National Alliance of Mental Illness report: Managing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“There is no health without mental health.”
Dan Gillison, Director of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
HFA's Mental Health Check-In: Accessing Mental Health Services
HFA's Associate Director of Services, Lauren Black, LSW, introduces us to a new limited series of web videos that connects community members to recommended resources for mental health. In this video, we provide helpful tips and resources in accessing mental health services. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please text HOME to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line. If you prefer to speak over the phone, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach a trained crisis counselor by dialing 1-800-273-8255.
HFA's Mental Health Check-In: 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique
Anxiety can feel overwhelming and can send us into a spiral of ‘future thinking.’ This video walks you through the 54321 grounding technique to bring you back to the present moment and can help you feel more connected to your body. This simple exercise involves focusing on all five of your senses and can be done anywhere. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please text HOME to 741741 to reach a trained crisis counselor at Crisis Text Line. If you prefer to speak over the phone, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to reach a trained crisis counselor by dialing 1-800-273-8255.
Free to healthcare workers now.
Ten Percent Happier
A Coronavirus Sanity Guide
Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress.
Check out these resources from around the Web.