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Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1st, 2020
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting our stress levels—those stricken with the virus, caregivers, front-line workers, and those furloughed or unemployed. As COVID-19 continues to cause enormous anxiety, Catholic Health Services’s mental health professionals are here to offer helpful coping tips including:

  • Exercise more
  • Eat healthy
  • Practice healthy sleep habits
  • Stay connected to friends and family
  • Find meaningful tasks and roles within your support network
  • Create spaces/activities that aren’t focused on coronavirus
  • Savor small positive moments, seek positive stories and stay optimistic
  • Reduce exposure to news

“The constant flow of information related to coronavirus can become overwhelming,” says CHS Chairman of Behavioral Health Ronald Brenner, MD. “It’s important to take a break and step away from media reports and the constant scrolling through social channels.”
Call 1-855-CHS-4500 for additional mental health resources. You can also download the CHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Guide.