COVID-19 - Keeping Safe While Keeping Anxiety in Check
Better State of Mind is seeking to help meet the growing public safety and personal needs for TeleHealth counseling in a secure, HIPAA compliant way during the COVID emergency. I am doing all I can to create ongoing support during this time. If you feel under the weight of great stress, do not hesitate to call and I will make sure you get the help you need. I offer a sliding scale for those who are under financial constraints.
For most of us, the Coronavirus has drastically changed the way we are living our daily lives. For many of us, this has been very challenging. Many have found things like taking a media break, washing hands often, spending more time intentionally with family, reaching out to those you care about, and other strategies to be useful for their mental health and to create a better state of mind during this time.
On the upside, we may find ourselves with extra time. However, this can sometimes make it more difficult to put things into proportion. There is a lot of data regarding the risks of Covid and, while we keep ourselves safe and cautious, if we gather some resources we find that for those under age 60 the risk of serious issues is quite minimal, and for those younger than 50, even much better.
Especially when having pre-existing anxiety, the COVID-19 situation can feed into this, and it is essential to be strategic on things like, how to manage spending more time at home, how to talk with children about coronavirus. Finding ways to manage the intensified stress during present awareness of coronavirus is key.
After all, this life is an adventure with risk right?