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While social distancing and staying at home may keep us healthy physically during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can take a toll on our mental health. See some tips below for staying mentally health during this time of social distancing.
“There’s already a mental health epidemic in the U.S.,” says Dr. Melissa Nelson, campus clinical director at Rogers Behavioral Health in Brown Deer. “The COVID-19 crisis is adding to that by increasing anxiety for many. We need to talk more about that and bring it into the open.”
A – activity. Stay busy with things that keep your mind off negative emotions.
C – contribute. Do something kind for someone else. It can help ease your stress.
C – comparison. Put the situation in perspective.
E – emotions. Find a way to feel the opposite emotion.
P – push away. Set aside emotions temporarily, especially if you’re a parent so your children don’t pick up on your anxiety.
T – thoughts. Replace negative, anxious thoughts with activities that busy your mind, like a Sudoku puzzle.
S – sensation. Engage your senses. Go outside and watch birds. Listen to music. Drink hot tea.
If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health symptoms, Rogers can help by providing evidence-based treatment for adults, adolescents, and children. Call 800-767-4411 or request a free, confidential screening online.
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