Staying Mentally Strong During COVID-19

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These are unique times we are living in. We understand if you are struggling -not able to go to your place of worship, hang out with your friends, take your kids to school, just play at the park, go on trips, and so much more. You are either working from home or recently laid off, trying to support your kids' education at home, and spending lots of quality time with your loved ones. This new "normal" is different and challenging at times.

We want to help! Remember we are here for you and your family. Below are resources to help you navigate these unprecedented times and help you strengthen your resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult experiences. You can practice self-care through the four ingredients of resilience.

The Ingredients of Resilience

Flexibility and Adaptability - View changes as opportunities for growth.

Purpose -Stay true to your core values. Identify what motivates you and let go of trying to meet other’s expectations of you. Do more things that bring you a sense of peace or calm.

Connection - Hold on to healthy relationships in your life. This could be friends, family, social groups, pets, or a higher power.

Hope - Positivity is a powerful tool. It is okay to think about negative possibilities, but give equal attention to positive possibilities.

If you are finding even with all your best efforts you are still struggling or need a quick tune-up, please reach out. We have trained mental health professionals who can help you cope and provide tools to keep you mentally strong and resilient. We serve individuals and families via tele-health (phone and video chats) and in-person.

Call us at 541-426-4524 to get started.

Gratitude Could Be The Change You Need

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Berkeley's Emiliana Simon-Thomas says "Gratitude 1-2-3" has big benefits for both you and those you thank.

Read more to learn how to practice gratitude

The Dougy Center Helping You Deal With Grief During COVID-19

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The Dougy Center offers free programs that are based on a peer support group model for bereavement, including our program for after a death, Esperanza, Pathways, and L.Y.G.H.T. All Dougy Center programs offer support to families at no cost. Groups meet every other week and are led by master's-level Group Coordinators and supported by Volunteer Group Facilitators. Esperanza offers support in Spanish. Additionally, they have specific resources for dealing with grief after a COVID-19 death. 

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You Might Be Feeling Grief Right Now

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In Scott Berinato's conversation with David Kessler on the Harvard Business Review, Kessler shared his thoughts on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it.

Kessler goes on to say, "we’re feeling a number of different griefs. We feel the world has changed, and it has. We know this is temporary, but it doesn’t feel that way, and we realize things will be different."

Read more to learn how to manage this grief

How to Cope with Loneliness During COVID-19

boy crying"Social distancing is believed to be critical for slowing the rate of infection so that hospitals don’t become inundated. But for many, especially those who live alone, social isolation can take a real toll on mental and physical health. Social connection can be found in unexpected places," writes Juliana Breines Ph.D. in Psychology Today.

Did you know that surrounding yourself with warmth, via blankets, sweaters or other coziness, can mimic the rewards of touch for your physical body? Or that connecting with fictional characters in a book or movie can be brain “stand-ins” for social relationships?

Learn More Tips from Juliana Breines

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