Mental Health Resources

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for many reasons. Here are some resources to help you and your family:

Feeling really distressed or overwhelmed?

Here are 10 things you can try to help you calm down

Adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training

  • Read a favorite book
  • Write in a journal.
  • Do some physical activity – push-ups, jumping jacks, a walk or a run, or stretching.
  • Hold or chew ice until it melts.
  • Suck on a lemon, Sour Patch Kids, Red Hots (spicy candies), mints with cold water, or another food with an extreme taste.
  • Take a hot or cold shower.
  • Put a cold washcloth on your forehead.
  • Light candles or put on nice-smelling lotion.
  • Listen to your favorite music.
  • Pet your dog or cat.