COVID-19

As we all know, 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone due to COVID-19 and the new mandates in place. COVID-19 has had numerous implications on mental health, here you can find available resources, receive good quarantine and isolation activities, and learn about the impact on mental health

School and Education

School has become increasingly challenging for students and teachers alike because of:

  • Lack of engagement

  • Online classes/technological challenges

  • Lack of social interaction

  • Inability to separate home from school

  • Difficulty reaching out for/ Receiving help

  • Lack of motivation or direction 

Mental Health

According to the CDC, Stress during COVID can lead to various mental health challenges such as:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on.

  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns.

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.

  • Worsening of chronic health problems.

  • Worsening of mental health conditions.

  • Increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol and other substances.

It is important that we remain aware of these effects of the pandemic and tend to our mental health

Post-Virus

According to the CDC Emotional reactions may include:

  • Mixed emotions, including relief.

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones.

  • Stress from the experience of having COVID-19 and monitoring yourself, or being monitored by others.

  • Sadness, anger, or frustration because friends or loved ones have fears of getting the disease from you, even though you are cleared to be around others.

  • Guilt about not being able to perform normal work or parenting duties while you had COVID-19.

  • Worry about getting re-infected or sick again even though you’ve already had COVID-19.

  • Other emotional or mental health changes.

Quarantine and Isolation

Some quarantine suggestions we have received include:

  • Cooking!

  • Read a new book!

  • Start a new Netflix show!

  • Write!

  • Tik-tok!

  • Nap!

  • Do a face mask!

  • Drink water, make tea!

  • Re-watch Tiger King and remember the good 'ol days!

  • Self-care!

  • Dress up and take cute pictures!

  • Take a walk outside!

  • Change your diet!

  • Exercise!