General Mental Health Tips:
*stay connected. Talk on the phone, FaceTime, write letters. Social distancing does not mean social isolation.
*keep as much of your regular routine as you can. Have a regular bed time, wake time, get ready like you’re going to work, and eat at regular meal times.
*get some physical exercise. Go for a walk, run, hike, play with your kids outside, or many exercise at home apps are offering free memberships right now.
*self care. Practice meditation, yoga, take stretch breaks from working at home. Self care to manage stress levels is essential.
*moderate your use of social media and how much news you consume. It’s easy to become overwhelmed right now. Stick to fact based websites such as the CDC for your info.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional resources for the list below, or corrections.
CDC Website on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
American Telemed Association: https://info.americantelemed.org/covid-19-news-resources
NSCA COVID-19 Resources for School Counselors: https://www.neschoolcounselor.org/content.asp?contentid=166
Nebraska Schools Together Podcast on Managing Anxiety: https://sites.google.com/view/nebraskaschoolstogether/home/podcasts?authuser=0
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy: https://www.aamft.org/Events/Coronavirus-Event-Status-Updates.aspx?WebsiteKey=8e8c9bd6-0b71-4cd1-a5ab-013b5f855b01
American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/practice/programs/dmhi/research-information/social-distancing
Nebraska Psychological Association: https://www.nebpsych.org/NPA-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Info
Lincoln, NE Resources: https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/covid19/resident-resources.htm
1 Hour BHECN Telehealth Training Webinar: https://www.unmc.edu/bhecn/education/telehealth/telehealth-module1.html
5 Ways to Look After Your Mental and Physical Health During Coronavirus Quarantine: https://sixtyandme.com/5-ways-to-look-after-your-mental-and-physical-health-during-coronavirus-quarantine/
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HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1xHqxDN65B4ACRdw-A4z0BZErGAVJlsA0X2wg1ySZhxQMSR6FJbiaDbes
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