Self-Care

The resources highlighted below emphasize several evidence-based self-care and coping strategies. In addition to staying connected to others and keeping up physical activity, these include maintaining pillars of well-being such as regular sleep patterns and healthy eating. In addition, limiting excessive exposure to distressing media and practicing stress management techniques such as mindfulness and deep breathing. For those with symptoms of significant stress or impairing anxiety, it is helpful to recommend professional support as needed. 

Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

Managing Anxiety During Reopening

Managing Stress: Tips for Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Cognitive Behavioral Strategies To Manage Anxiety: Tools to Build Resilience (MGH)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Manage Anxiety & Stress (CDC)

Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (APA)

10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing (MGH)

Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety