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Managing Stress During COVID-19

Our daily lives have been changed extraordinarily due to the COVID-19 outbreak. You may be experiencing an overwhelming amount of fear and anxiety, whether you are an adult or child. Learning how to cope with stress not only helps improve your overall wellness, it is an opportunity to improve our relationships with others.

Signs of Stress During Covid-19:

  • Concerns about the health and wellness of yourself and your loved ones
  • Unusual sleeping and eating patterns
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Decline in mental and physical health
  • Increase in substance use

Ways to Cope with Stress:

  • Entertain Yourself (Watch Movies/TV, Play Video Games, Learn New Hobbies)
  • Connect with Others (Via Zoom/Facebook Messenger).
  • Eat Well/Sleep Well
  • Limit Social Media Consumption (Take Breaks, Take Walks, Read a Book)
  • Exercise (There are plenty of free online resources)
  • Practice Mindfulness (Meditation, Yoga, Qigong)
  • Unwind (Get Comfortable and Treat Yourself Well)

 

Source: CDC.GOV

MHP has established the “COVID Relief Fund for Clients” fund to support clients directly affected by the current public health crisis. Possible uses for this fund include purchasing phone-cards or minutes for clients’ phones so they can connect with their provider, obtaining other technical items, buying a weeks-worth of groceries or filling a gas tank to clients travel to and from essential appointments.
We are accepting donations now for this new fund. Donations can be made through the donate button our website. Please direct questions to Erin McMahon, Donor Services Specialist, at emcmahon@mhpcolorado.org. Thank you for contributing to this fund! It is one way to help others during a challenging and unprecedented time in our history.

DONATE TODAY

 

Crisis Information:

24/7 Statewide Crisis Line

Colorado Crisis Services (CCS) monitors a 24-hour support line for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls and texts are connected to a mental health professional who will provide immediate support, as well as connections to further resources, including linkage to the closest walk-in crisis center or dispatch of the mobile crisis unit. Call 1-844-493-TALK or text TALK to 38255

 

24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services

A Mental Health Partners Walk-In Center is open 24/7 in Boulder. Services include confidential, in-person support, information and referrals to anyone in need. The center is available to those in need of direct services or those seeking to help engage another person in services, whether the crisis is substance-use related, or psychiatric or both. 3180 Airport Road, Boulder CO