mental health resources
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? 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
The pursuit of higher education can be a demanding experience for anyone, but it's especially challenging for those grappling with mental health issues. As a 2020 CDC report highlights, young adults aged 18 to 24 face higher rates of anxiety and depression than other age groups, making the selection of a supportive university crucial for their success. A team at intelligent.com has diligently created a comprehensive guide to assist students in exploring programs and policies tailored to their mental health needs. The guide dives into topics such as understanding their rights, potential accommodations, strategies for accessing mental health services, and exclusive scholarships designed for them. Explore the guide here: https://www.intelligent.com/online-college-guide-for-students-with-mental-health-disorders/
Mental wellness is critical to remaining healthy overall, a fact that holds especially true as you age. However, most of the attention is placed on physical health even though mental health is just as important. To bring more attention to mental wellness for older adults, we have created resources that highlight:
What mental wellness is and why it is important
How to improve mental wellness
Mental wellness resources and more
Common causes of depression in the elderly
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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.