Take care of yourself.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes to how we live. It is normal to feel sad, stressed, scared or worried. People react in different ways.
Consider taking breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including using social media.
Take care of your body.
Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Exercise regularly. Get plenty of sleep. Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
Monitor other medical supplies you might need (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) and create a back-up plan.
***Consult with your healthcare provider should you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Stay apart but stay connected.
Check in with your loved ones often. Consider connecting with loved ones by telephone, email, mailing letters or cards, text messages, video chat, zoom get together, social media, etc.
Stick to a normal routine.
As much as possible stick to a normal routine – wake up times, personal hygiene, regular meals and hydration. Keep alcohol and substances to a minimum.
Reach out if you need more support.
If you are feeling particularly anxious or if you are struggling with your mental health, reach out to a mental health professional or to your healthcare provider for support.
You do not have to be alone with your worry and it can be comforting to share what you are experiencing with those trained to help.
Trusted mental health support resources
Bounce Back BC at www.bouncebackbc.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association at www.cmha.ca
Crisis Chat at www.crisischat.ca