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The World Health Organization has coached us about how to avoid contracting and spreading the coronavirus to stay physically healthy. But what about attending to our mental health in the midst of the current outbreak? How do we stay emotionally healthy when many around us are fearful? How to Stay Emotionally Healthy During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Psychology Today
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety: Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
Help keep your mind and body healthy with the tips in this article - Caring for Self and Others: Some Spiritual Tools & Tips
Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many domestic violence survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. External factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised. Abuse is about power and control. When survivors are forced to stay in the home or in close proximity to their abuser more frequently, an abuser can use any tool to exert control over their victim, including a national health concern such as COVID-19. In a time where companies may be encouraging that their employees work remotely, and the CDC is encouraging “social distancing,” an abuser may take advantage of an already stressful situation to gain more control. Staying Safe from COVID-19, from the National Domestic Violence Hotline
Images from "What to Do in a Pandemic - Our Cousins Know," by Ricardo Levins Morales.