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Mental Health Matters

Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

General Care

It is just as important to take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic as it is to take precautions to prevent coming in contact with Coronavirus. Learning to cope can aid in dealing with stress, anxiety, and loneliness during this pandemic.

   Below are resources with tips on how to care for your mental health.


Working from Home/ Social Isolation

The shift into staying home has been an adjustment for many, whether they are now working from home or simply staying home more to help stop the spread. With this can come a feeling of social isolation and a struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy.

   Below are resources to aid in managing social isolation or working from home.


Frontline & Healthcare Workers

Frontline and Healthcare workers have faced the brunt of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is important to remember to check in with your own mental health in order to best take care of others. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and other stress-related disorders may occur during the pandemic.

   Below are resources to aid in recognizing symptoms and tips for coping.


Parents & Children - Featuring Westside Children's Therapy

COVID-19 has forced parents and children into making a lot of adjustments this year. It is just as important to check in on the mental health of children during this pandemic as it is for adults. CLICK HERE for our Q&A with Westside Children’s Therapy, located here in Shorewood, which provides tools for parents and children, as well as services residents can find at Westside to aid in coping.

   Below are also additional resources for parents and caregivers.


Hotlines

Feeling alone during the Pandemic? Need help but unsure where to turn? There are many national and local hotlines available as resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic such as:

  • Will County Crisis Line: 815-722-3344
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Crisis Text Line – to talk to a trained Crisis Counselor: Text MHA to 741741

 

Local & Community Services

The current pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. Should you find yourself in need of assistance or looking to help, there are many local services available to from food pantries, blood donation, elderly checks, counseling, and more: